North Shore-LIJ Health System is the most recent system to start sharing physician ratings online, the health system told the Wall Street Journal. The one-to-five star rating system requires a minimum of 30 reviews before becoming visible to the public, and is only available for doctors that have opted into the program. Out of the doctors currently in the system, the highest rating is a 4.93 and the lowest is a 3.63.
Only a handful of health systems across the US have implemented a physician rating system—with University of Utah Health Care being the first in 2012. Since then, other early adoptors include the Cleveland Clinic, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Stanford, and Piedmont Healthcare.
UPMC and Scripps both implemented a similar reporting system earlier this month, each of which also requires a minimum of 30 reviews over a rolling 12-month basis.