Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
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.
Karen Donelan. Use of the Internet for Health Information and CommunicationUse of the Internet for Health Information and Communication. JAMA. 2003;290(17):2255. doi:10.1001/jama.290.17.2255-a