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Insights: The Emergence of Choice in Healthcare

 

It wasn't long ago that healthcare consumers went to the same doctor they had been seeing for 20 years and whichever specialists came recommended by that same doctor. Recently, consumers have been taking healthcare decisions into their own hands and selecting care providers based on online reviews and expected out-of-pocket costs. With this change comes a greater responsibility for providers to make scheduling efficient and easy, costs clear and concise, and the overall experience satisfactual. 



Improving HCAHPS: Doctor Communication (Video)

 

Studies have shown that higher scores on the "doctors explaining information" HCAHPS question correlate with lower risk for readmission. By using effective communication skills, physicians have the unique opportunity to directly impact patient outcomes and bottom line business performance.

 



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