News Headlines Article

Doctors debate: Should government’s ‘mystery shoppers’ spy on docs?
Los Angeles Times

Florida doctors last month avoided what some saw as an unwelcome “mystery shopper” patient: the federal government.

Government researchers were poised to secretly study doctors in nine states, including Florida, until public outcry scuttled the proposal. But some doctors now are saying the government made a mistake and that fear essentially derailed a study that could have provided important results about patients’ access to care.