US physicians shunning online communication with patients

Sibbald, Barbara
April 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/17/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 8, p1198
Academic Journal
Reports on percentages of physicians in the United States who are communicating with patients online. Growth in the number of patients wishing to connect online; Belief of doctors who use electronic mail that it strengthens their relationship with patients; Majority of doctors who believe electronic communication dilutes the physician-patient relationship.


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