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How Making Hospital Quality Data Public Affects Providers
Health Leaders Media

The public should get to read what patients think about the quality of care they receive from their doctors, leaders of the University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City believe. It’s important for the organization’s transparency, and serves as a tool that pushes doctors to improve their care.

That’s why the four-hospital, 597-bed system not only solicits reviews from their patients with comments about doctors’ performance, it also has posted nearly 20,000 patient comments on those physicians’ Web pages.

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