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Do consumers care about cost and quality data?

Sg2 (registration required), October 30, 2008

Two new reports have found that many clinicians remain skeptical of quality comparison information that is now available for consumers online, often leaving consumers with little information about costs and services to make the best choices for care. However, a lack of this data did not seem to affect most consumers surveyed, as many said they would opt for a more familiar but less highly rated hospital or physician rather than an better ranked, unknown one provider.