Letters RESEARCH LETTER ing a physician, although rating sites were endorsed less frequently than other factors, including word of mouth from Public Awareness, Perception, and Use of Online family and friends (Table 1). Whether a physician accepted Physician Rating Sites one’s health insurance was rated “very important” most fre- Patients are increasingly turning to online physician ratings, just quently (89%; P < .001 vs all other options). as they have sought ratings for other products and services. Awareness of online physician ratings (65%; 95% CI, 61%- Much of what is known about these sites comes from studies 69%) was lower than for other consumer goods such as cars of the ratings left on them. Little is known about the public’s (87%) and non–health care service providers (71%; P < .001 vs awareness and use of online physician ratings, and whether all other options) (Table 2). Among those who sought online these sites influence decisions about selecting a physician. physician ratings in the past year, 35% (95% CI, 28%-43%) re- ported selecting a physician based on good ratings and 37% Methods | In September 2012, we surveyed a nationally repre- (95% CI, 29%-45%) had avoided a physician with bad ratings.
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Feb 19, 2014
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