Many health care leaders believe that defining and measuring physician work efforts and linking those efforts to practical and measurable clinical outcomes-physician profiling-will not only improve patient satisfaction and increase the quality of care, it will revolutionize the health care industry. Physician Profiling brings together twenty-one of the nation''s most prominent physician researchers and executive medical group administrators, giving health care leaders and physician practice administrators the tools they need to evaluate and implement a physician profiling system, unlocking this powerful technique for use in their own organizations.
"Reducing clinical variation among physicians is the name of the game in improving health care. This book provides an overview that you shouldn''t miss of the state-of-the-art in this rapidly developing field."--Dean C. Coddington, principal, McManis Associates and author, Making Integrated Health Care Work