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Doctor Rating Site in U.K. Sets Off Controversy

You might call iwantgreatcare.org the Avvo for doctors. Just as Avvo allows clients to rate their attorneys, iwantgreatcare.org invites patients to grade their general practitioner. And just as Avvo has generated its share of controversy and lawsuits, so too has iwantgreatcare.org. Pulse.net is reporting that Carter-Ruck solicitors, which represents a group of 37 doctors, has written a cease-and-desist letter to the Web site's founder, "expressing grave concerns about the potential for inaccurate, irresponsible and defamatory allegations being published on the website." The letter concludes by warning of the firm's intent to file a lawsuit if any of its clients are defamed on the site. 

Does rating doctors raise the same concerns as rating lawyers?  Your thoughts are welcome in the comment section.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 15, 2008 at 04:25 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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