While 70% of 1,233 adults surveyed said they don't think pay-for-performance programs for physicians improve care, a larger majority -- 80% -- said they would like to be able to choose doctors using "Consumer Reports"-style quality ratings. The survey of insured adults was commissioned by disease-management firm American Healthways, Nashville, and asked about a number of issues related to physician pay-for-performance. The most frequently cited reason for not supporting pay-for-performance measures was the belief that physicians already make enough money and are bound by their oath to deliver the best quality care regardless of any cash bonus. Read the survey results. -- by Michael Romano
Consumers want quality data, not quality bonuses
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