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Access, attitudes, and concerns of physicians and patients toward e-mail use in health-related communication.
Tex Med. 2004 Mar; 100(3):50-7.TM

Abstract

The Internet is likely to play a key role in future health care-related communication. The challenge for health care institutions is to determine how to use this technology most effectively without disturbing the delicate physician-patient relationship. As the first step to implementing the use of this technology, we explored the access, attitudes, and concerns both of physicians and patients regarding e-mail use for health care-related communication. At The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, we administered a questionnaire survey to faculty and residents in the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics departments and to the patients seen in the resident clinics. The results indicate that only a select group of physicians and patients might be ready to use e-mail for health care reasons. Most patients did not have access to the Internet and had no experience using e-mail. Though all physicians use e-mail, they were concerned about using it for health-related communication.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University, Rt 0566, Galveston, TX 77555-0566, USA. nhussain@utmb.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15146764

Citation

Hussain, Nasir, et al. "Access, Attitudes, and Concerns of Physicians and Patients Toward E-mail Use in Health-related Communication." Texas Medicine, vol. 100, no. 3, 2004, pp. 50-7.
Hussain N, Agyeman A, Das Carlo M. Access, attitudes, and concerns of physicians and patients toward e-mail use in health-related communication. Tex Med. 2004;100(3):50-7.
Hussain, N., Agyeman, A., & Das Carlo, M. (2004). Access, attitudes, and concerns of physicians and patients toward e-mail use in health-related communication. Texas Medicine, 100(3), 50-7.
Hussain N, Agyeman A, Das Carlo M. Access, Attitudes, and Concerns of Physicians and Patients Toward E-mail Use in Health-related Communication. Tex Med. 2004;100(3):50-7. PubMed PMID: 15146764.
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