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People use web to find doctors but prefer personal recommendations, says US survey

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 21 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1704
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

People who use ratings and review websites to find a doctor still prefer to rely on the opinions of family, friends, and referring doctors, a US survey has found.1

Researchers asked a nationally representative sample of over 2100 adults about their use of online ratings to select a primary care doctor for their own care. …

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