Frequently asked Questions about Dexur’s Ranking

1.What are the “Most Experience” rankings for Doctors, Hospitals and Organizations based on?    Back to Top

When patients think about choosing a doctor, hospital and/or healthcare provider, the first question they have is: Do they have experience in it? Dexur answers this question by ranking them based on “Experience,” i.e. number of unique patients treated for a particular disease by the provider. The unique patient counts are based on analysis of claims (Medicare claims) data, and the higher the patient volume based on claims data for that disease, the higher the ranking. You can access the Rankings page.

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2. How did Dexur source the information? What makes this ranking better than others, can't anyone source this data and come up with this ranking?    Back to Top

Dexur’s rankings data is based on raw anonymized claims data (specifically Medicare claims data). This raw anonymized claims data is not publicly available for free. Very few companies have the technical capabilities and investment scale to do our analysis because the data is so huge and there has to be a lot of data processing before it can be used.

3. Why does experience / case volume matter for ranking?    Back to Top

Research has shown that case volume is positively correlated with better patient outcomes. Here are a few studies:

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4. Could there be bias because these are Medicare only based data sources?    Back to Top

Unlikely- since Medicare is 33% of total hospitalizations and in our target procedures they could be close to 50% of total volume. That is a large percentage of total population.

5. What gives Dexur and this ranking credibility?    Back to Top

Dexur’s research and rankings are trusted by top academic institutions such as Harvard, by healthcare leaders and by the media. This page has more details on our credibility and trust.

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