The use of an Internet-based Ask the Doctor Service involving family physicians: evaluation by a web survey.

@article{Umefjord2006TheUO,
  title={The use of an Internet-based Ask the Doctor Service involving family physicians: evaluation by a web survey.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Umefjord and Katarina Hamberg and Hans Malker and G{\"o}ran Petersson},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={159-66}
}
BACKGROUND Internet consultation without a previous relationship between the doctor and the enquirer seems to be increasing in popularity. However, little is known about the advantages, disadvantages or other differences compared with regular health care when using this kind of service. OBJECTIVE To investigate how an Internet-based Ask the Doctor service out with any pre-existing doctor-patient relationship was used and evaluated by the enquirers. METHODS We recruited to a web-based survey… CONTINUE READING

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