Patient Use of Email, Facebook, and Physician Websites to Communicate with Physicians: A National Online Survey of Retail Pharmacy Users

@article{Lee2015PatientUO,
  title={Patient Use of Email, Facebook, and Physician Websites to Communicate with Physicians: A National Online Survey of Retail Pharmacy Users},
  author={MS MS Joy L. Lee and PhD Niteesh K. Choudhry and MPH Albert W. Wu and Olga Shumsky Matlin and JD MPH Troyen A. Brennan and MSHS William H. Shrank},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={45-51}
}
Patient–physician communication often occurs outside the clinic setting; many institutions discourage electronic communication outside of established electronic health record systems. Little empirical data are available on patient interest in electronic communication and Web-based health tools that are technically feasible but not widely available. To explore patient behavior and interest in using the Internet to contact physicians. National cross-sectional online survey. A sample of 4,510 CVS… CONTINUE READING
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