Becker’s Hospital Review writes: As online reviews become an increasingly popular tool for patients to evaluate and choose physicians, practices with higher patient volumes may be linked to lower physician ratings, according to a research letter published in JAMA Surgery. The researchers analyzed 2014 Medicare billing data from 665 California urologists to compare against patients’ online reviews, which researchers collected from four websites — Ratemd, Healthgrades, Vitals and Yelp.
- Becker’s Hospital Review: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/study-higher-patient-loads-linked-to-worse-patient-reported-physician-ratings.html
- Association of Patient Volume With Online Ratings of California Urologists. JAMA Surgery. March 21, 2018