Internet information and medical consultations: experiences from patients' and physicians' perspectives.

@article{Sommerhalder2009InternetIA,
  title={Internet information and medical consultations: experiences from patients' and physicians' perspectives.},
  author={Kathrin Sommerhalder and Andrea Abraham and Maria Caiata Zufferey and J{\"u}rgen Barth and Thomas Abel},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={266-71}
}
OBJECTIVE Many patients use the Internet to obtain health-related information. It is assumed that health-related Internet information (HRII) will change the consultation practice of physicians. This article explores the strategies, benefits and difficulties from the patients' and physicians' perspective. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted independently with 32 patients and 20 physicians. Data collection, processing and analysis followed the core principles of Grounded Theory… CONTINUE READING