When do patients with hand illness seek online health consultations and what do they ask?

@article{Briet2014WhenDP,
  title={When do patients with hand illness seek online health consultations and what do they ask?},
  author={Jan Paul Briet and Michiel G. J. S. Hageman and Robin D. Blok and David Ring},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2014},
  volume={472 4},
  pages={1246-50}
}
BACKGROUND Several websites allow people to post health questions and get answers from doctors. Knowing more about what patients seek from these websites might help in-office educational efforts, but little is known about what occurs on these sites. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES This study addressed whether patients seeking advice online already have seen a physician, the type of questions asked, if they are dissatisfied with their doctor, the characteristics of the physicians who respond, and the… CONTINUE READING
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