The #1 reason Doctors don’t want to provide Patients with documented video consults: it encourages internet research
I used to think it was about money but I’ve met too many Doctors who have shown me this was a red herring (eg. brilliant NHS GPs like Dr Tony Stern, Dr Amir Hannan, etc). The reality is many Doctors still aren’t yet aware of the opportunity for the Internet to help Patients and they hold onto outdated ideas about Patients/Carers who present to them after doing some online research like those depicted in this satirical Spud Magazine (a fake health news website) article. It’s incredibly easy to find Doctors expressing these feelings in more subtle ways if you read around eg. the internet “has caused a lot of problems and increased our (GPs) workload”.
If you are a Healthcare Professional practicing in 2015 and you get a ‘heartbeat’ moment (British Journal of General Practice Feb 2010: ‘A heartbeat moment’: qualitative study of GP views…
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