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Doctors’ pulses racing over patient-care rating website

July 15, 2008

DOCTORS today hit out at a new website encouraging patients to rate their standard of care.

Medics believe will lead to professionals being unfairly criticized and even libeled.The site, which has been set up by an English doctor, went live at the weekend and includes the details of dozens of Edinburgh hospital doctors and GPs, which the site’s bosses say were taken from the most up-to-date records available.

People can rate them out of 100 in trust, listening and recommended categories, and leave comments.

However, one consultant had used his own rating to protest about being included, especially as he has now left the Western General Hospital, where he is listed as working as a urologist. Read the original article here>>>

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