I’m not sure what you call this, I know what I call it, when a government employee calls a medical service provider “pretending” to be an actual customer when they aren’t.
If this is okay with you then please move to a more suitable European nation, preferably Italy or Spain. Goodbye.
On Tuesday evening, after being
outed by the New York
Times, the Obama
plans to have “mystery shoppers” call primary care physicians
to determine how easy or difficult it is to get a doctor’s
appointment and whether being part of a government health insurance
program impacted that ease or difficulty.
As the Times noted, “the decision [to abandon the
“mystery shopper” plan], after criticism from doctors and
politicians, represents an abrupt turnabout. On Sunday night,
officials at the health department and the White House staunchly
defended the survey as a way to measure access to primary care, and
insisted that it posed no threat to privacy.”