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October 14, 1998

The JAMA Patient Page

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(14):1232. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-14-jbk1014

To the Editor.—Over the past few decades, the demand for consumer health-related information has increased dramatically. Easy-to-understand health-related information correlates with increased patient satisfaction.14 Patient education is both a science and an art. I was pleased to see the JAMA Patient Page,5 and I find it useful in educating patients. I have evaluated many patient-oriented computer software programs and databases, and I found the Patient Page to be complete, accurate, and useful.

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