26 Jul 2018

Doctor rating website problematic - GPs

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 26 July 2018

New Zealanders can now rate and review doctors and other healthcare professionals through a new website that's calling itself the TripAdvisor of healthcare. The site is known as Whitecoat and is backed by health insurer NIB New Zealand, which runs a similar site in Australia. It says it will help patients make informed decisions, but doctors worry they will get bad reviews if their good advice upsets their patients.