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Doctor-Patient E-Mails Are a Healthy Addition, Research Shows

Doctor-Patient E-Mails Are a Healthy Addition, Research Shows
Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:00:00 -0500

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_100801.html

California study finds patients with better care and outcomes after the online exchanges

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California study finds patients with better care and outcomes after the online exchanges.

An excerpt:

“According to prior studies, patients most often emailed to report some kind of change in their condition, to talk about lab results and to discuss medication issues.

Patients also tended to respect the doctor’s time, with three-quarters sending messages on actual medical issues as opposed to “their mother’s favorite meatloaf recipe,” said Terhilda Garrido, vice president for health information technology transformation and analytics at Kaiser Permanente and senior author of the study.”

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