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Patients more optimistic about doctors’ digital knowledge than doctors

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An Ipsos study of patients, physicians, and specifically type-2 diabetes patients was released at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference last week. MobiHealthNews has some of the details of the study, one of the most interesting being that patients believe doctors are more knowledgeable about digital health than doctors themselves think they are.

“Perceptions are a lot stronger for those perceiving them to be knowledgeable compared to doctors themselves where you’ve got 10 to 12 percent difference, which is significant,” Sangar said. “There’s definitely a knowledge gap.”

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This looks like projection where the patients who are more knowledgeable assume the same knowledge in their doctors.

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