Limiting factors on the transformative powers of e-mail in patient-physician relationships: a critical analysis.

@article{Baur2000LimitingFO,
  title={Limiting factors on the transformative powers of e-mail in patient-physician relationships: a critical analysis.},
  author={Christoph Baur},
  journal={Health communication},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={239-59}
}
In this article I analyze doctor-patient use of e-mail within the context of the evolving doctor-patient relationship and ongoing changes in the U.S. health care system. Evidence from the published literature on doctor-patient relationships and doctor-patient communication, empirical studies of uses of the Internet by doctors and patients, and commentaries about the Internet's role in health care are examined and discussed to reveal common, unsupported assumptions about the likely impact of e… CONTINUE READING

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