Controversial doctor-rating website taken offline

As first reported by Medical Observer, the DoctorInspector website billed itself as an “open crowdsource doctor rating website” and created profiles for many Australian health professionals, including GPs, pharmacists and even radiographers.

The profiles included AHPRA numbers and educational histories, as well as a star rating system and reviews.  

AHPRA received a number of complaints about the site, which did not accept responsibility for the accuracy of its information and gave those who were rated no means of correcting records, challenging inaccurate reviews, removing their profiles or contacting the site’s owner.  

In February, AHPRA raised concerns over the accuracy and currency of the information it published.

It’s unclear if the website’s operator succumbed to pressure from the regulator.
 
“We are pleased that the DoctorInspector website is not online,”

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