See this article in BMC medicine that was published on August 15. The results might be interpreted in this way: Those in most need of electronic attention from their physician have no e-mail address and therefore cannot participate in electronic communication. The introduction of an electronic communications channel reveals the digital divide in a patient population. The digital divide probably co-occurs with social divides.
August 17, 2006
Patient-physician e-mail communication -most patients are willing but some are not able.
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