Can you guess from what group or sector of the economy this quote hails:
She questioned the methodology and the validity of the Council questionnaire, which asks for but does not require the names of respondents. “The survey has no method of confirming that a participant is actually a xxxxxxxxx, nor does it ensure that an entrant fills out only one submission,” Ms. Craig said. “The results — good or bad — will have negligible value.”
Teachers, doctors, and yes, restaurants–all getting the report card treatment. And all are extremely pissed.
See my old post on above. The rationale is sound, but as a group (doctors) who are skeptical of the methods behind current measurement approaches, we can stand in the shoes of all others and understand the discontent. As you are tempted to research your next hotel, repair shop, or fitness center–using the latest and greatest score card, keep that in mind.
For me, unless its Consumer Reports, no grading system gets an ‘A’, no pun intended.
“We Need Creative Solutions” When I read or hear the sentence above, I think of one thing and one thing only. The solution is long in coming, involves input from multiple parties, has no obvious fix, is costly–in either money or time, and we undergird it by a whopper of a collective action problem. How […]
By: Win Whitcomb, MD, MHM Hospitalist groups have been among the highest volume participants in Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) demonstration project, initiating almost 200,000 episodes representing over $4.7B in spending since the model began1. On January 9, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced BPCI’s follow-on model, ‘BPCI Advanced’,2 which starts […]
It’s that time of (every other) year! Once again, your hospital medicine group (HMG) has a unique opportunity to contribute to our collective understanding of the current state of hospital medicine in the United States. SHM’s State of Hospital Medicine Survey kicked off this week and will be open until February 16th. I strongly urge […]