Monday, April 23, 2012

Internet report cards for doctors: threat or opportunity?

Internet report cards for doctors: threat or opportunity?
Aniruddha Malpani1
Daniel Strech. Ethical principles for physician rating sites. J Med Internet Res. 2011;13(4):e113). doi:10.2196/jmir.1899
For most doctors ,  the field of medical ethics remains an abstract subject which is of interest only to academics. However, ethics is applied to the resolution of conflicts in real life. This interesting paper uses the timeless principles of medical ethics to help to resolve a very modern conflict: how can we make sure that physician rating sites serve a useful purpose without causing harm?

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