Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Do Patients Trust Doctors Too Much?

Doctor and Patient: Do patients trust doctors too much?

By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D., Published: December 18, 2008, NYT
When a doctor friend of recently heard a radio ad for a Web site where patients could rate their doctors, he almost drove off the road. “I can’t believe they’ve added doctors to the list,” he said of the site, Angie’s List, perhaps best known for its user-generated report cards on local contractors. “Why do patients want to assess my relationship with them in the same way they evaluate a roofing job?” he asked, shaking his head over what he interpreted to be more evidence of the disintegrating doctor-patient relationship...

M: Should patients spend more time researching their doctors?

Books on Doctors as Patients and a few on the Doctor-Patient Relationship