Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Student evaluations are spreading

Something like student evaluations are now being used in medical care.  A survey of the patient's evaluation of the quality of their treatment is now in use.  Since patients are not experts in medicine (just like students are not experts in, say, physics or education) their opinions distort (damage) the delivery of healthcare (see William Sonnenberg in the Fall 2013 issue of Keystone Physician) Popularity is not a good measure of quality, in education or in medicine.

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