Online scrutiny is stressful for doctors


Online scrutiny is stressful for doctors

Study investigates use of and perceptions about physician rating websites

Online ratings and discussions about the quality of care American doctors provide can add to their stress levels. Patients, on the other hand, feel that such information empowers them to make better informed health-related choices. This is according to a study¹ in the Journal of General Internal Medicine², published by Springer. Led by Alison Holliday of Harvard Medical School in the US, the study highlights how important it is to monitor the impact of independent and health system physician rating websites on both physicians and patients...

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