Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Pain in the Bone – Internet Health Information among Orthopaedic Patients
Background Medical information on the internet is a powerful tool for patient self-education. It can either enhance patient's knowledge and control over the disease or mislead him. In a recent survey we performed among orthopaedic surgeons, almost half of them felt that only minority of their patients used the internet for their health problems. We conducted this current study among orthopaedic patients to learn about their habits of health-related internet use and examine if these depend o...
Orthopedic Surgeons Are Willing to Provide an "internet Prescription" for Their Patients
Background In the 21st century, internet is a major source of health information for patients and their relatives. Many physicians refer their patients to various sites and some even run their own. However, the quality and the integrity of this information are variable and in many cases it has clear economic interests. Sometimes it does not take into account different treatment options, creating a conflict between the physician and the patient. Professional medical organizations try to deli...
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