How pa­tients are us­ing on­line physi­cian-rat­ing sites

A sur­vey of more than 2,000 con­sumers found:

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65% of re­spon­dents were aware of the sites

43% said they didn’t fully trust the in­for­ma­tion

35% selected a physi­cian based on good rat­ings

59% re­ferred to the sites as “some­what im­por­tant”

37% avoided a physi­cian based on bad rat­ings

26% were con­cerned doc­tors would take ac­tion against neg­a­tive posts

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