Becker's Hospital Review notes a recent study that gives New York an F for physician quality transparency.
The Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute flunked 40 states and Washington, D.C., and gave four states a "D" in providing objective, publically accessible information on physician quality, based on a recent study.
Transparent information is available for only 16 percent of clinicians on average, according to the report. There is no data available in some states.
The report, available here, indicates that transparent quality data is available for only 12 percent of New York clinicians, 4 points below the national average. Factors such as the availability and understandability of the data were also considered in the final grade. New York scored an 8 overall, compared to Massachusetts' 40 and California's 52.