Doctor rating sites ‘fundamentally flawed’

The rise of rate-your-doctor websites has spawned questions about how doctors should deal with negative, false or potentially defamatory reviews.

While not every bad review will be grounds for a defamation case, MDA National medicolegal expert Dr Sara Bird said it was important doctors knew where they stood.

Doctor can be rated on websites such as RateMDs, Yelp, and TrueLocal.

Rate-your-doctor sites