54% of physician leaders say greater transparency will improve patient relationships

A majority of physician leaders agree that greater transparency in healthcare will improve the relationship between patients and physicians, according to a survey by the American College of Physician Executives.

For the survey, the ACPE polled 11,000 members and received 630 responses.

The survey found that:

•    Fifty-four percent of participants believe increasing transparency will improve the physician-patient relationship.
•    Twenty-two percent think the relationship will be damaged if transparency is increased.
•    Twenty-four percent say transparency won't have any effect on the relationship.

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