Patient Satisfaction Ratings May Be A Factor In Doctors’ Prescribing Behavior : Shots – Health News : NPR – “It is very problematic because it creates an incentive for physicians to do things that are not medically necessary in order to drive up their satisfaction ratings,” Martinez says.

People with colds and related infections give physicians higher ratings when they give them a prescription for antibiotics. Could that lead doctors to overprescribe?

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