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Docs skeptical of online ratings, ACPE survey finds
Modern Physician

According to a survey of physician executives, doctors are still highly skeptical of online ratings from patients and don’t think many patients consult them—but most acknowledge that they have checked out their own profiles.

The American College of Physician Executives sent the survey (PDF) to more than 5,600 of its almost 11,000 members, with about 730 responding in October and November last year.

Only 21% believed that more than half of U.S. patients consulted an online-rating site, with 55% believing only one-quarter of patients or fewer had done so.