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Email is a popular and commonly-used method of communication, but its use in health care is not routine. Where email communication has been demonstrated in health care this has included its use for communication between patients/caregivers and healthcare professionals for clinical purposes, but the effects of using email in this way is not known.This review addresses the use of email for two-way clinical communication between patients/caregivers and healthcare professionals.

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Type

Journal article

Publisher

The Cochrane Library

Publication Date

11/2012

Addresses

Helen Atherton, helen.atherton@phc.ox.ac.uk