Doc-rating websites reflect too few views


Though many doctors fear that a few bad online reviews could hurt their reputation, a study published recently in the Journal of Urology finds that most ratings are favorable--but based on reviews by only two or three patients. Researchers from the Loyola University Medical Center studied reviews of 500 urologists--471 males and 29 females--on sites such as, and The researchers found 86 percent of physicians had positive ratings, while 36 percent had highly positive ratings. They also rated written comments on the site, finding 3 percent extremely negative, 22 percent negative, 22 percent neutral, 39 percent positive and 14 percent extremely positive. --Read the full article on FierceHealthIT