Ohio Hospital Puts Docs On The Spot To Lower Costs | NPR

Lisa Chow:

It’s scary showing doctors data that’s saying they’re not doing as well as they could.

Medicine needs a cultural shift so that physicians welcome quality and cost data as part of their pursuit of better medicine. Incorporating quality improvement education—like the AAMC’s hot spotting initiative—into med school and resident curricula is crucial to bringing about such cultural change. We also need more biostatistics and epidemiology education so that doctors can effectively analyze and incorporate data into their practice.