Is it rude to type during a consult?


The clinical value of e-records and other e-health tools has been argued for years, but one of the lesser discussed issues is what impact they have on the art of general practice.

As GPs everywhere will tell you, making a diagnosis is only part of the job – being able to connect with patients is just as important.

So three US academics decided to find out how e-records affect doctorpatient interactions.

The two researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island, plus a hospital consultant, surveyed 2500 doctors and asked