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Author Topic: Doctors want it their way  (Read 865 times)

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Offline veritas

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Doctors want it their way
« on: April 30, 2009, 05:05:17 AM »


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Offline mecch

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Re: Doctors want it their way
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 07:33:59 AM »
There are MANY factors to consider in such a way to evaluate.

1)  How is the measuring / survey designed?  There are good and bad designs. I worked at a school once where the teacher/class evaluation instrument was of horrible design, and worse, participation was not mandatory. THe result - the few disgruntled students would respond and really cause a lot of difficulty for the everyone - the teacher, administration, other students.

2) So that is the problem in a nutshell - who takes the time to respond.  And should a Dr.'s career or reputation be jeopardized by a few poor judgments.  Do we KNOW how often the average DR makes a mistake?  I don't but I know in my career I make mistakes.  Its terrible when it happens in a medical situation, of course, but...
People can get VERY emotional and unfair and write horrible things.  Sometimes the doctor might be an utter fool, but sometimes the patient might actually be a narcissistic nightmare, looking to damage people around him/herself rather than accepting responsiblity and fate.

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