One concern friends have occasionally shared with me about DrScore is that senior citizens, among the more common users of Medical care, might not use DrScore because they don’t use the Internet. Those friends may not recognize how pervasive the Internet is. Of course, even if some seniors don’t use the Internet, it’s likely others in their family do, so even non-Internet users may still be able to rate doctors and look up doctor ratings with the help of their family.
I found information in the December 2009 AARP magazine to be very encouraging. The AARP reported survey findings that 68 percent of people age 50-64 and 38 percent of people age 65 and over use the Internet to research information. That means there are plenty of seniors in a position to give their doctors feedback and to make use of DrScore ratings.
With time, those numbers will only increase. As the Internet becomes more pervasive, not only will the public make greater and greater use of DrScore, but more and more physicians will see the value in replacing “stone age” paper surveys with Internet-based collection of patient satisfaction information.