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J-P Hale

Thanks Russell. I support increased visibility with health care.

The often experienced circle the wagons approach to medicine when a colleague has not done quite as well as they should have needs to be addressed. Protecting those in the field that regularly screw up or cause harm need to be flushed out.

I get that there will be negative comments made about good Dr's, they are human and have bad days too, but we've seen on the most part the approach to transparency with ratings result in a positive improvement rather than the extremes.

When I experience conversations with Dr's that won't specifically confirm or deny the quality of services of another medical professional, I often turn it around to would you refer your client suffering from condition x to this specialist? The answer won't necessarily be a no, it will more likely be a "I would use ABC for that treatment"

The number of cases I've seen with poor co-ordination of patient care, the lack of bedside manner leaving patients in limbo, and general lack of communication, means patients have poorer outcomes, even if the surgeon was brilliant because their recovery and rehab is left completely to chance.

Part of the reason people end up in the medical system in the first place.

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