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Picking A physician: Convenience Over Reputation Wins

Convenience and access win out over reputation when people over 50 look for a physician for themselves, a new study finds. But online ratings and reviews of physicians play an important role, and should receive attention from providers and policymakers.

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Why online doctor ratings are good medicine

A growing number of health consumers are consulting online physician-rating sites when choosing doctors even if the value of those sites . Whether they’re reliable sources for information, or capable of driving improvements in health care is in dispute.

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Bipartisan fix advancing for Medicare doctors’ pay

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — It’s that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that has undermined the medical profession’s confidence in the nation’s premier health program. A fundamental change in the budget […]

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