New ratings from Consumer Reports offer consumers a look into how their doctors compare.

The ratings focus on how well doctors provide evidence-based care for patients with:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • And how often doctors provide the right screening tests for colon cancer.

This study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was led in Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ).

WCHQ worked with physician groups to collect data from more than 250 medical clinics, representing 60 percent of the physicians in the state. Here are some key findings:

  • Medical groups voluntarily participate
  • Almost half of the practices earned top scores for at least two of the three measures
  • 38 clinics received top scores in all three measures
  • Overall, clinics in Wisconsin score higher than the national average

The doctor ratings are part of the May issue of Consumer Reports, available online here. The ratings will also be posted on the WCHQ website at www.wchq.org for no charge.

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