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Computers in the new consultation: within the first minute

Pearce, Christopher; Trumble, Stephen; Arnold, Michael; Dwan, Kathryn; Phillips, Christine


Background. Computers are now commonplace in the general practice consultation in many countries and literature is beginning to appear that describes the effects of this presence on the doctor-patient relationship. Concepts such as patient centredness emphasize the importance of this relationship to patient outcomes, yet the presence of the computer has introduced another partner to that relationship. Objective. To describe the patient-doctor-computer relationship during the opening period of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Practice
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmn018


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