Commentary: Effects of exam room EHR use on doctor-patient communication: a systematic literature review – triadic and other key terms may have identified additional literature

Christopher Martin Pearce, Pushpa Kumarapeli, Simon De Lusignan
2014 Informatics in Primary Care  
Kazmi's systemic review 1 concludes on the positive influence of the computer use on the biomedical aspect of the consultation interaction, and the adverse effect on the psychosocial dimension. It broaches concerns about the availability of highquality studies focusing on the doctor-patient interactions. However, there are visible limitations associated with the search strategy employed, which indeed can be considered as a common challenge for reviews in this field of interaction research
more » ... tion research involving doctor, patient, and computer. A lesson that has been reemphasized by this paper is the importance of striking a balance between the precision and the sensitivity of a literature search. 2 It is important to employ a search strategy that considers the potential biasing factors, while increasing the comprehensiveness. 3 While, the set of search terms author has used seem reasonable, there are concerns about their effectiveness, which may have resulted in not reflecting the true breadth of literature out there. literature review-triadic and other key terms may have identified additional literature. Inform Prim Care 2013;21(1)40-42.
doi:10.14236/jhi.v21i1.39 pmid:24629655 fatcat:5crdkzgfrreslehkvipc6n6yji