Patients Will Be Asking: Do I need to see a therapist in person?

Depression is one of the most common reasons for GP consultations, and its associated personal and economic burden is considerable.¬†While antidepressants remain an important treatment option, many patients and healthcare professionals would like to access psychological therapy as an alternative or adjunct to drug treatment Study question How effective is supported computerised cognitive behaviour therapy Read more about Patients Will Be Asking: Do I need to see a therapist in person?[…]

Patients with smartphones more likely to use online patient portals

    Patients who own smartphones are five times as likely to use online patient portals. ¬† Indeed, 27% of smartphone owners access patient portals, whereas only 5% of those who lack smartphones do. While monthly use of patient portals has been increasing overall among U.S. households with broadband internet access, this growth has been Read more about Patients with smartphones more likely to use online patient portals[…]

Survey shows doctors are willing to work despite severe illness

  A new survey revealed that a large number of physicians are willing to continue seeing patients despite severe symptoms that may indicate contagious disease, such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and influenza-like illness. Indeed, 96.4% of survey respondents said they would work while experiencing common cold symptoms, 77% said they would work while experiencing diarrhea, Read more about Survey shows doctors are willing to work despite severe illness[…]