The quarterly “report card” sits on my desk. Only 33% of my patients with diabetes have glycated hemoglobin levels that are at goal. Only 44% have cholesterol levels at goal. A measly 26% have blood pressure at goal. All my grades are well below my institution's targets.Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., via Larry Cuban
It's hard not to feel like a failure when the numbers are so abysmal. We've been getting these reports for more than 2 years now, and my numbers never budge. It's wholly dispiriting.
Report Cards Just Might Suck
Doctors now get report cards as a way to focus in on medical interventions to save money, not heal people. Sound familiar? Click on the Larry Cuban link for the whole thing.