Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin
You're right, a bad doctor could give himself high ratings and give his competent counterparts bad ratings. In other words, the ratings and comments ain't worth a red nickle.
You can see a doctor and determine just how good or bad he/she is. It doesn't cost anything. Or you can ask a friend who you know, rather than take the advice of some unknown leaving doctor ratings.
1.) Going to see a doctor won't tell you anything until they almost (or suceed) in killing you.
2.) You are assuming your friend isnt' also biased. I mean, that is the whole reason against this.
3.) In the end, a majority of sites like this work to within pretty accurate results if they get enough people involved. The idea of scrapping all online rating sites is kinda silly. If you don't mean scrap them all, what gives doctors and their reputations so much more sway than accountants, movie directors, actors, mechanics, contractors and everyone else who depends on a good reputation to survive?
4.) If you don't like it, don't use it.