GPs are attracted to the Internet.

Par 14 mars 2000
Mots-clés : Smart city, Europe

According to the latest "Observatory for Medical Information and Opinion" carried out in March 2000 by Ipsos Médias, among 1000 private general practitioners, practicing in France, 29 % of them curr...

According to the latest "Observatory for Medical Information and Opinion"
carried out in March 2000 by Ipsos Médias, among 1000 private general
practitioners, practicing in France, 29 % of them currently work in
surgeries connected to the Social Health Network, compared with 21 % in
September 1999 (+ 39 %) and just 9 % in February 1999.
85 % of medical surgeries own at least one computer, 51 % own several. 78
% are equipped with a CD-Rom drive, 70 % with a modem, 64 % with a sound
card, 10 % a CD-Rom recorder and 8 % a DVD drive. 75 % have at least one
printer.
41 % of the doctors questioned have an Internet subscription, compared
with 26 % in February 1999 (+ 57 %) and 18 % in September 1998.
27 % of them connect to university sites (16 % in February 1999), 7 % of
whom connect regularly, 23 % connect to medical associations or unions (14
% in February 1999), 26 % connect to medical press sites (13 % in February
1999) and 17 % connect to the sites of pharmaceutical laboratories (6 % in
February 1999).
In March 2000, 69 % of the doctors surveyed stated the medical press as
their primary source of information regarding professional computing,
ahead of colleagues / fiends’ advice (54 %), with the Internet in last
place with just 6 %.
(Christine Weissrock - Atelier Paribas 14/03/2000)

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