Is cybermedicine turning us into a nation of expert patients? University of Glasgow
Issued: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:01:00 GMT
"Researchers from Manchester Business School and The University of Glasgow are undertaking an in-depth study into the impact of cybermedicine, such as virtual health communities and self-help sites, on face-to-face healthcare.
Funded by the NHS National Institute of Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation Programme, the research responds to the rise of the “expert patient” – who uses cybermedicine to self-diagnose – and the decline in the deference traditionally linked to professional judgement."