Published On: 2.13.2015 North Carolina
State Report Card – Physician Quality Transparency
At a time when consumers are being asked to share more of the health care costs, finding objective and useful information on the quality of doctors still remains largely unobtainable causing most Americans to shop blindly for their care. The 2014 State Report Card on Transparency of Physician Quality Information, developed by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, highlights the states making an effort to aid consumers in their health care decision making, but also reveals the overall lack of objective quality information available. This report grades states on the percentage of clinicians with publicly available quality information, the type of measurement reported, and how accessible and useful the information is to consumers.