Can face-to-face patient education be replaced by computer-based patient education?

Can face-to-face patient education be replaced by computer-based patient education? In plastic surgery patient education is important but time consuming. It can be performed face-to-face or it can be computer based. In order to examine the merits of computer-based patient education, a research of the literature was carried out. The results of this search show that computer-based education is of great potential benefit. Especially in retaining information, informed consent and time management in the medical practice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Can face-to-face patient education be replaced by computer-based patient education?

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-003-0554-1
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Abstract

In plastic surgery patient education is important but time consuming. It can be performed face-to-face or it can be computer based. In order to examine the merits of computer-based patient education, a research of the literature was carried out. The results of this search show that computer-based education is of great potential benefit. Especially in retaining information, informed consent and time management in the medical practice.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2003

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