“Low and behold, there’s a huge correlation,” Mr. Avondet said. “There’s no shadow of a doubt that there’s something there that predicts your malpractice risk based on how nice or mean you are in the eyes of the patient.”
Mr. Avondet said he encourages physicians to use online reviews to make improvements, thus lowering their liability.
“Look at these reviews as a lens into your practice and things you might need to correct,” he said. “Use it as [insight] for how you can improve your practice and decrease the risk of getting sued.”
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