Choosing wisely: how men with prostate cancer pick a specialist

In this age of consumerism and online reviews, it’s hardly surprising that some patients choose their doctors in the same way they evaluate other services – by going online to research the best product.

While the doctor rating sites would like to think they offer a one-stop shop for this kind of thing, a new survey from the US shows the public go doctor seeking in a variety of different ways.

After interviewing 50 men with newly-diagnosed localised prostate cancer, researchers at Brown University, Rhode Island classified them into three categories of doctor selection:

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