Effects of Electronic Communication in General Practice
There is a continuous growth in the number of different physicians involved in the treatment of an individual patient. This increase is caused by the growing specialization of physicians in particular fields, by the increasing number of physicians that work part time, and by transmuralization. With transmuralization is meant the trend to place expensive hospital care partly outside the hospital, whereby general practitioners and specialised nurses fulfill an essential role. Another important cause for the increasing number of physicians is that the average patient becomes much older than before, with the chance of getting more often confronted with different disorders and therefore also with different specialists. The increase in the number of physicians results in a growing need for good communication to guarantee the quality of care.
|Publisher||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Meyboom de Jong, B. , Lei, J. van der (Johan)|
|Sponsor||Isala Clinics, Fonds Doelmatige Farmaceutische Zorg (DFZ), EU|
|Keywords||data transmission, general practice, information technology, medical statistics|
van der Kam, W.J.. (2001, March 21). Effects of Electronic Communication in General Practice. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23383