e-Patients.net today had an interesting topic about the value of doctor rating sites on the internet. John Grohel and Ruth Given elaborate on the worth, value, and the economics of these web sites as sources of valid and credible information for patients.
Some of these sites should have their title "Buy your Grades"...These sites are not even secure...what is to stop hacking in to the 'teacher's" grading books?? The whole issue seems a bit sophomoric.
1. It is not unbiased
2. Who reviews and rates the comments
3. Is there any credibility and accountability for ratings and/or comments.
4. Do the rated physicians have the ability to offer answers to criticisms??