Quality Score



For their in-state recommenda­tions, participan­ts were asked to assess the quality of care (e.g., treatments, preventive care, use of most recent equipment) to further differenti­ate the perceived reputation of each dermatolog­ist.

For each recommende­d dermatolog­ist, the participan­t rated the quality of care on a scale from 1 (“poor”) to 100 (“excellent”). The quality of care assessment was only included for in-state recommenda­tions, based on the assumption that doctors can better assess their peers who are closer geographic­ally and who they might refer patients to/receive patients from. Dermatolog­ists who only received out-of-state recommenda­tions were given a baseline score. A quality score was calculated for each dermatolog­ist with sufficient in-state recommenda­tions Most awarded dermatolog­ists work primarily in an outpatient setting where patients can schedule direct appointmen­ts with the respective dermatolog­ists (as opposed to inpatient settings). The rankings are comprised exclusivel­y of dermatolog­ists eligible regarding the scope described here. A mention in the ranking is a positive recognitio­n based on peer recommenda­tions. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last 12 months only. Furthermor­e, any events following May 11, 2022, were not considered in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of informatio­n for future deliberati­ons. The informatio­n provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunctio­n with other available informatio­n about dermatolog­ists or, if possible, accompanie­d by a visit to the clinic. The quality of dermatolog­ists that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.

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