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November 5, 2003

Use of the Internet for Health Information and CommunicationUse of the Internet for Health Information and Communication

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(17):2255. doi:10.1001/jama.290.17.2255-a

To the Editor: Dr Baker and colleagues1 noted the lack of consistency in reporting of sample selection and survey nonresponse in other studies of Internet use. In contrast, they described their own sample as a "large, well-defined, representative sample of the US population." Nonetheless, their study raises important questions about how survey response rates should be reported.

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