Looking at patient responses for 50 practices (12 ideal medical practices and 38 “usual care” practices), we have found that patients of ideal medical practices generally report better care. The data shown here are derived from http://www.howsyourhealth.org and reflect the 25th to 75th percentile of responses. Patient reports of their health care experiences are important because they tend to correlate with patients’ clinical outcomes.
SOURCE: L. Gordon Moore, MD, and John H. Wasson, MD Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Sep;14(8):20-24; http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p20.html