Study on patient-physician interaction via Teleconsultation published in Digital Health journal
CHRC and NOVA Medical School researchers, Ana Maria and Bruno Heleno, along with Helena Serra (CICS.NOVA) and Graça Castro (CHUC) saw their paper “Interaction at the primary-secondary care interface: Patients' and physicians ' perceptions of teleconsultations” published in the Digital Health journal (Q1 Health policy; IF 4.687) within the scope of Ana Maria's PhD project.
This study aimed to understand how patients and doctors feel about the interaction between them during a teleconsultation with the patient, family doctor and cardiologist.
How did this study worked? The research was incorporated into a case study where the introduction and implementation of a new model of health care delivery through teleconsultation was studied, allowing the connection between patients and doctors from different levels of health care. Patients and physicians were recruited for semi-structured interviews. They were anonymously recorded in audio and were coded and analyzed using the qualitative data analysis tool, MAXQDA, and ending with a conventional content analysis step.
Read the full published paper here: https://doi.org/10.1177/20552076221133698