[The Internet and shared decision-making between patients and healthcare providers]

Presse Med. 2009 Oct;38(10):1491-3. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2009.07.006. Epub 2009 Sep 9.
[Article in French]


Insurance companies like Kaiser Permanente in the United States remunerate physicians for their email correspondence with patients, increasing the efficiency of office visits. A survey by the French National Board of Physicians regarding the computerization of medical practices in April 2009, confirms that both physicians and patients in France are very favorable to the development of these tools. When patients can manage and/or access their medical files and determine which providers can access them, they become a true partner.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making*
  • France
  • Health Personnel* / economics
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health
  • Internet*
  • Patient Participation*
  • United States