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Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone

A Study of Medical Self-help

Authors: Larner, Andrew

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  • Pragmatic study, rooted in clinical practice, based in district general hospital clinics with findings widely applicable to clinicians’ day-to-day practice and succinct conclusions.
  • Simple methodology and analysis to make statistics more accessible to the reader.
  • Internet and telephone helplines contextualized in field of telemedicine to assist the reader to place the current work in the context of prior developments in telemedicine.
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Medical information is now widely available on the Internet and through telephone helplines such as NHS Direct and the focus on patient self care is likely to increase. Clinicians in all specialties will often encounter patients who have made self-directed searches for medical information prior to the clinical encounter.

Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone is a study of patient information-seeking behaviour in neurology patients prior to referral from primary to secondary care. The book analyses frequency of Internet access and use, and of telephone helpline awareness and use. It also explores use of these modalities over time, use according to patient gender and age and by gender and age over time. 

Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone is an accessible overview of the utility of these modalities of health information provision and will be of interest not only to neurologists and clinicians in other specialities but also to public health researchers, sociologists and political scientists with an interest in questions of health care provision.

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“The author presents this as a ‘monograph document’ on patient use of the Internet and telephone help lines to find medical information. … Based on the author’s outpatient clinic neurology practice over 10 years in the United Kingdom, he refers to the work as an ‘observational study’ with no a priori hypothesis. The audience is … outpatient neurology practitioners, and in particular, directed to those who practice in the United Kingdom. … The book is unique.” (Maria I. Aguilar, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2011)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teleneurology by Internet and Telephone
Book Subtitle
A Study of Medical Self-help
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-691-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-691-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-690-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6166-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 60
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