The Impact of Health Information on the Internet on the Physician-Patient Relationship

Elizabeth Murray, Bernard Lo, Lance Pollack, Karen Donelan, Joe Catania, Martha White, Kinga Zapert, Rachel Turner
2003 Archives of Internal Medicine  
Use of the Internet for health information continues to grow rapidly, but its impact on health care is unclear. Concerns include whether patients' access to large volumes of information will improve their health; whether the variable quality of the information will have a deleterious effect; the effect on health disparities; and whether the physician-patient relationship will be improved as patients become more equal partners, or be damaged if physicians have difficulty adjusting to a new role.
doi:10.1001/archinte.163.14.1727 pmid:12885689 fatcat:4b3vz7qawnfvtjyyus4afs4rha