Sixty seconds on . . . symptom checkers

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 20 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5596
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

If you’re a GP your opinion may already be a second one

A new survey of over 2000 British adults found that almost half (47%) had searched for their symptoms online before visiting their general practitioner. What’s more, about a fifth said that they had challenged their GP’s diagnosis, and half said that their GP should always give them the prescription, treatment, or specialist referral that they request. …

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