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Health Outcomes Research in Medicine, a leading medical journal that focuses on patient care and treatment efficacy, just listed the 25 most downloaded articles from their website, http://www.healthoutcomesresearch.org, and DrScore’s research on patient satisfaction in outpatient populations is currently the top article. The article uses DrScore’s deep database of patient satisfaction data to examine patient satisfaction with outpatient care in the United States. Co-written by DrScore CEO Steve Feldman, MD, PhD, and DrScore research head, Rajesh Balkrishnan, PhD, the article was published by Health Outcomes Research in Medicine in 2011. Read the article online.

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As a dermatologist, I see many patients who have psoriasis. One of the most valuable resources I can offer my psoriasis patients is the National Psoriasis Foundation, an organization of people devoted to improving the lives of people with psoriasis through education, advocacy and research.  

A National Psoriasis Foundation volunteer, 17-year old Lauren Henschel, was named one of Florida’s top youth volunteers for her work with the foundation’s Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Miami. Way to go, Lauren! This is an event that she and her family spearheaded to raise money for research and to dispel common misconceptions about psoriasis. Their local walk has helped generate more than $750,000 to support psoriasis research and education in the past four years. With young leaders like Lauren, the future is looking bright. 

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I’m a big believer in patients giving doctors feedback. The web has made this easy, and there are a number of doctor rating sites. DrScore is pretty special among these, in that hundreds of doctors actively encourage patients to use DrScore as a way for the doctor to get feedback from patients.

Being the rating site recommended by doctors gives DrScore some special responsibilities. Our survey has to be convenient for patients, yet sufficiently detailed to give doctors the information they need to improve their practices; we achieved this using the interactive survey developed by patient satisfaction research scientist Dr. Roger Anderson. The survey also has to be scientifically valid. The proven validity of the DrScore survey allows us to use DrScore data for research publications to help all doctors improve their patients’ satisfaction.

Another responsibility DrScore has is to offer a survey that is accessible to patients. I’m proud to say that the DrScore survey is now available in a Spanish version so that Spanish-speaking patients can give their doctors feedback, too. I’m proud of our DrScore team for making this terrific resource a reality.

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