U.S. Public Health Week Begins-Overall Patient Satisfaction Is Very High

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DrScore.com reports that overall patient satisfaction is very high, despite public perception that quality of care is in decline.

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWeb) April 4, 2007 -- U.S. Public Health Week starts today, offering an opportunity to examine the strides made in quality of care for all citizens. While public perception of the healthcare industry may be at an all-time low; according to a DrScore.com study released in January, patients still feel that they are receiving a high level of care: 75 percent of U.S. patients who rated the care they received from their physicians in 2006 were satisfied with their doctor visits and 49 percent were completely satisfied.

The study - conducted by DrScore, an independent patient advocacy research group that provides a forum for patients to rate their doctors - included ratings by 22,355 consumers of 25,149 doctors over the course of the study year.

The study was published was originally released in January 2007, but the data is especially relevant to U.S. Public Health Week, held each year in the first week of April, said Nicola Ries Taggart, president of DrScore. The survey's positive results gives patients further reason to celebrate the quality of care given across the country.

"Our nation's physicians are doing an excellent job in caring for their patients," said Taggart, "and their patients feel strongly enough about that performance that they are sharing their positive experiences with their fellow medical consumers. We hope patients everywhere during U.S. Public Health Week will take this opportunity to thank their doctors for their hard work and diligent care."

About DrScore
DrScore.com is a patient advocacy research group that provides an online environment for patients to rate their doctors for free and to use the site to locate and research doctors in any specialty. Medical practices can also apply the data to help them improve their services and profitability. For more information, visit http://www.drscore.com.

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