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More Parents Consulting Rating Sites When Choosing a Doctor

An increasing number of parents are consulting ratings Web sites when choosing a physician for their children, according to a study published online September 22 in Pediatrics.

At least 1 expert thinks clinicians should be proactive in managing their online profiles.

Researchers found that three quarters (74%) of parents in the United States are aware of the sites, and more than one quarter (28%) have used them in the last year when choosing a primary care physician for their children.