In this survey of PCPs, only about 2/3 were aware of hospital quality reporting at all, and none reported ever using publicly reported quality data to drive decisions about where to refer their patients for hospital care. Although ubiquitous, PCPs do not currently utilize publicly reported quality data to refer patients to the hospital (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.