Non-physicians may reach correct diagnoses by using Google: A pilot study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Consumer Health Information
  • Diagnosis
  • Internet

abstract

  • Non-physicians, at least those who have similar characteristics to the participants in the present study, may occasionally reach correct diagnoses by performing a brief web-based search. Doctors should realise that patients may assume a more active role in their health decision-making process and take this development into consideration in physician-patient interaction.

publication date

  • December 13, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 19130327

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 741

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 138

number

  • 49-50