Internet use by primary care patients: where is the digital divide?

  title={Internet use by primary care patients: where is the digital divide?},
  author={Robin L. Kruse and Richelle J. Koopman and Bonnie J. Wakefield and Douglas S. Wakefield and Lynn Keplinger and Shannon Canfield and David R. Mehr},
  journal={Family medicine},
  volume={44 5},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Internet-based technologies such as personal health records and patient portals are increasingly viewed as essential for enhancing patient-provider communication and patient-centered care. We examined how primary care patients use the Internet, particularly patient characteristics associated with Internet use. METHODS We surveyed patients in five primary care clinic waiting rooms. Patients who had used email or the Internet in the past month (Internet users) were… CONTINUE READING
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