Who would have thought the docs would beat the lawyers to the courtroom? Well, in Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey, two hospital behemoths – Virtua Health and Cooper Health System – are battling over the use of local rankings and ratings in advertising and promotion.
The argument goes to the heart of many similar debates in the law world over rankings and ratings, methodologies and research. In this case (which happens to be in my backyard…and I have no idea if my doctors are on any of these lists and could care less). Just the “local” versions include four magazines that have taken advantage of the popularity of publishing lists and generating advertising.
Read the article and ask yourself if these arguments sound familiar?