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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4610


Title: The Patient-Physician Relationship in the Internet Age: Future Prospects and the Research Agenda
Authors: Gerber, Ben S
Eiser, Arnold R
Keywords: Viewpoint
Physician-Patient Relations
Internet
Decision-Making
Patient Education
Medical Informatics
Issue Date: 9-Apr-2001
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Ben S Gerber, Arnold R Eiser. The Patient-Physician Relationship in the Internet Age: Future Prospects and the Research Agenda. J Med Internet Res 2001;3(2):e15 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2001/2/e15/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2001/2/e15/ ] In the "Internet Age," physicians and patients have unique technological resources available to improve the patient-physician relationship. How they both utilize online medical information will influence the course of their relationship and possibly influence health outcomes. The decision-making process may improve if efforts are made to share the burden of responsibility for knowledge. Further benefits may arise from physicians who assist patients in the information-gathering process. However, further research is necessary to understand these differences in the patient-physician relationship along with their corresponding effects on patient and physician satisfaction as well as clinical outcomes.
Description: Reviewer: McLellan,
Reviewer: Little,
Reviewer: Adelhard,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4610
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.3.2.e15
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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