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Executive Health Management

Ratings Sites Enable Online Surgeon Comparison

2015 18 Jul

Two new web sites provide "ratings" of surgeons based on analysis of data on surgical complications rates and patient outcomes. These ratings are intended to help patients and their families in finding the right surgeon for an operation. , run by the nonprofit Consumers' Checkbook/Center for the Study of Services, only lists surgeons... Read more

Executive Health Management

How Effective are Online Ratings of Doctors?

2015 23 Jun

Physician ratings websites are intended to make patients better-informed consumers of healthcare, but some doctors worry that complainers will be the most outspoken contributors to rating sites, skewing scores and making the ratings less reliable. A new study, however, finds that that fear is unwarranted. Researchers compared the ratings of 1,425 doctors... Read more