Comments by Hgstern and Chargemaster Regarding the Public Register of Physician-Drug Company Transactions
I would like to know if my doctor gets sued a lot or lost his or her license or hospital privileges anywhere. I would like to know the quality of his or her education. I would like to be able to assess his or her medical recommendations through independent sources. These are the types of information that I think are useful.
I also agree that information regarding the cost of medical procedures or interventions can be very helpful to patients making decisions regarding their healthcare.
I just don't think that all information is equally helpful especially when there are potential downsides associated with its availablity that exceeds its utility.