Healio (4/12, Miller) reports, “More than 40% of older adults in the United States said they utilized online ratings or reviews when choosing their” physician, investigators concluded after reviewing “answers from 2,256 Americans aged 50 to 80 years, most of them women (n = 1,192) and white (n = 1,687), who responded to the National Poll on Healthy Aging in May 2019.” The study revealed that “the online ratings and reviews were viewed as ‘very important’ nearly as much as verbal recommendations from respondents’ family and friends, and more often than a where a physician trained or went to medical school, researchers reported.” The findings of the survey study were published online in a research letter and discussed in an embedded video in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)
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