Doctors rated more highly by patients of a similar race: study

Patients are less likely to recommend a doctor if they're from different ethnic backgrounds
Reuters Health

Patients may give doctors higher ‘experience’ ratings when they’re seen by doctors of the same racial or ethnic background — and lower ratings when their backgrounds differ, a US study suggests.

Researchers examined care provider ratings from almost 117,600 surveys completed by patients within the University of Pennsylvania Health System between 2014 and 2017.