The ranking was based on the number of patients who chose to have surgeries with the doctor. The ranking was analyzed from hospital claims data, NOT opinions. More surgeries by a doctor and experience is also associated with better patient outcomes.
The below video is an example of Dr. Christopher Evanich, a Hip & Knee replacement surgeon in Wisconsin. You can search for a Doctor’s video based on searching for the Doctor’s name or the Hospital name on Dexur.com
Physician rankings are based on the experience of the physician i.e. more the number of procedures or hospitalizations based on Medicare claims data the higher the ranking. Rankings are done on 7 Surgical conditions. The full list of ranking groups is given here.
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.
Research has shown that case volume is positively correlated with better patient outcomes. Here are three example studies:
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.
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.
The ranking video can be embedded and shared on the doctor or hospital website, social media and other digital channels such as YouTube.
Here are case studies
The cost to license these videos is $99/month per video. The return on investment (ROI) will be many multiples of the economical investment because of the reputation lift. Hospitals have used our rankings data in the past for great impact. This page has more details on how the data was used in the past by other hospitals and physicians.