Anecdotally, patients have reported a dissatisfaction with their physician using online search engines such as Google to assist in medical decision making. Given the nature of general practice and the rapid expansion of medical knowledge, the modern physician is required to have advanced skills in accessing high-quality information. This is a mixed-methods study which aims to explored patients' perceptions of their doctors accessing digital information at the point of care. A survey of patients attending general practice will be followed by a series of semi-structured interviews. 

UQ Researchers

Dr Isaac Tranter

Academic Registrar
Primary Care Clinical Unit

Emeritus Professor Mieke Van Driel

Emeritus Professor
Primary Care Clinical Unit

Collaborators


Conjoint Professor Parker Magin
Conjoint Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health (General Practice)
The University of Newcastle
, NSW

Research and Evaluation Unit
GP Synergy, Mayfield, NSW


Amanda Tapley
Conjoint Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health (General Practice)
The University of Newcastle, NSW

Research and Evaluation Unit
GP Synergy, Mayfield, NSW


Dr Andrew Davey
Conjoint Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health (General Practice)
The University of Newcastle, NSW

Research and Evaluation Unit
GP Synergy, Mayfield, NSW


Dr Alison Fielding
Conjoint Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health (General Practice)
The University of Newcastle, NSW

Research and Evaluation Unit
GP Synergy, Mayfield, NSW