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Low-Income Patients Often Have Trouble Reaching Doctor Via Email
Date:3/1/2013

roviders, but there has been little research to measure interest among low-income patients, as they are less likely to have access to computers and the Internet, according to the study authors.

Future research should examine the preferences of a wide range of patients for allowing electronic communication with health care providers, including how to provide access for patients with various levels of language and literacy skills, the authors noted.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians offers tips for talking with your doctor.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of California, San Francisco, news release, Feb. 25, 2013


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