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Impact de la télémédecine dans l’évolution de la pratique médicale : étude du ressenti des médecins généralistes de Gironde

Abstract : Background: year 2018 brought a major leap forward for telemedicine thanks to the official recognition by Health Insurance of teleconsultation and tele-expertise. However, despite this recognition, telemedicine developed slowly and took off following the major health crisis induced by coronavirus in March 2020. Objective: assess the feeling of general practitioners on telemedicine impact in evolution of their medical practice. Methods: Qualitative study with data collection via semi-structured individual interviews among liberal general practitioners of Gironde. Performing a maximum of variation sampling until data saturation. Analysis by anchored theorizing assisted by NVivo 12® software and triangulation by two researchers. Results: eleven general practitioners were questioned from January to June 2020. According to them, telemedicine answer to natural evolution of medicine, adapting to the communication requirements of today’s society. Impact on the doctor-patient relationship and the risk of medical consumerism were at the heart of concerns. Doctors expressed the need for better supervision of this practice. The extensive deployment of teleconsultation at the moment of the coronavirus crisis, allowed to show a positive impact on the doctor-patient relationship and a good respect of healthcare circuit. Conclusion: general practitioners have an overall feeling rather positive regarding the evolution of their practice. Telemedicine is seen as a tool of the future, complementary of conventional physical medical consultation, but its development requires to enhance communication between health authorities and the medical profession.
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Alix Lefevre. Impact de la télémédecine dans l’évolution de la pratique médicale : étude du ressenti des médecins généralistes de Gironde. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03120652⟩



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