New ratings published in the May issue of Consumer Reports magazine give consumers in the greater Detroit area a rare window into how their doctors compare. The ratings focus on how well doctors provide evidence-based care for patients with high cholesterol and diabetes, and how often doctors provide the right screening tests for colon cancer.
Known as The Doctor Project, the effort is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and was led in southeast Michigan by the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in the region.
GDAHC worked with 13 physician organizations—large networks of physicians—to collect and report data on the quality of medical care they provide. This report is first of its kind in Michigan and remains the only report combining data from all major commercial health plans and the performance of more than 3000 primary care physicians.
The Doctor Project is further validation that IHA’s hard work, systems & technology, and focus on meeting the needs of patients with personalized high-quality services is making a substantial difference. To read the full article, please click the Consumer Reports link http://bit.ly/23eqJIT.