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September 26, 2001

Internet Use Among Physicians, Nurses, and Their Patients

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

JAMA. 2001;286(12):1451-1452. doi:10.1001/jama.286.12.1447

To the Editor: The Internet has the potential to change health systems and the patient-physician relationship radically,1 but few studies have compared the use of the Internet by different groups of people involved in health-related decisions. We report a study comparing the use of the Internet by patients with cancer and by the physicians and nurses involved in their care, during the same time period at the same institution.

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