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Impact d'Internet sur la relation médecin-patient en médecine générale du point de vue du patient : étude observationnelle descriptive et analytique auprès de 1521 patients

Abstract : Introduction: The General Practitioner-patient relationship has evolved over time and across societies. The paternalistic model no longer predominates, as the relationship becomes increasingly horizontal. Medical vulgarization has developed, and even more now with the booming of the Internet. Methodology: Observational, descriptive and analytical study carried out via online questionnaire, from February 5th to 27th 2013, among over-18 individuals (providing they are not doctors). The link to the questionnaire was sent via email to an electronic inbox. Results: Out of the 1521 persons who answered the questionnaire, 1176 use the Internet as a source of information about health. The impact of the online information seeking is neutral, nay positive on the relationship especially for people considering themselves in poor health. 15.6% of the panelists judge the relationship with their doctor more constructive, and 22.1% of them think there is an increased assiduity in following treatments. The General Practitioner remains the first and most trustworthy source of health information, the Internet being the second. Curiosity about health is the main reason why people look on the Internet, and 80.7% of the time, it is not linked to a medical consultation. One out of three patients shares the information found with their doctor. Patients are divided on the idea of consulting their general practitioner's blog and 48.9% would like to be able to communicate with them via internet. Conclusion: The impact of the Internet is neutral nay slightly positive. The impact becomes more noticeable for people considering themselves in poor health. The General Practitioner has to embrace a new role of "guidance" on the web, providing that they have enough time and that they are given the adequate training.
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Floriane Dumont. Impact d'Internet sur la relation médecin-patient en médecine générale du point de vue du patient : étude observationnelle descriptive et analytique auprès de 1521 patients. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2013. ⟨dumas-00926241⟩

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