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Table 5 Influence of a positive or negative review and knowledge of malpractice history on decision to seek care

From: Popularity of internet physician rating sites and their apparent influence on patients’ choices of physicians

A positive physician review alone would cause me to seek care from that individual Number (803 total) Percentage of total
Strongly agree 226 28.1 %
Agree 427 53.2 %
No impact 127 15.8 %
Disagree 14 1.7 %
Strongly disagree 9 1.1 %
A negative physician review alone would cause me not to seek care from that individual Number (796 total) Percentage of total
Strongly agree 215 27.0 %
Agree 396 49.7 %
No impact 134 16.8 %
Disagree 41 5.2 %
Strongly disagree 10 1.3 %
Knowledge that a physician had been sued for medical malpractice would cause me not to seek care Number (790 total) Percentage of total
Strongly agree 234 29.6 %
Agree 293 37.1 %
No impact 209 26.5 %
Disagree 48 6.1 %
Strongly disagree 6 0.8 %