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Online patient support systems – is there a need?

Online patient support systems – is there a need? A survey of cardiac patients, their relatives and friends and local GPs was conducted to establish whether there is a need for an online patient support system. In November 2000, 859 patients, 360 relatives and 160 friends attending cardiac out-patients completed a questionnaire, 159 GPs were contacted by postal survey. Participants were asked if they use e-mail and the World Wide Web and if obtaining relevant health information via an online support system would be beneficial. Participants were also asked to select preferred subject options. The survey showed clear interest in the provision of a Web-based support service for cardiac patients and a pilot would be pursued. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Clinical Governance Emerald Publishing

Online patient support systems – is there a need?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-4100
DOI
10.1108/14664100210446623
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Abstract

A survey of cardiac patients, their relatives and friends and local GPs was conducted to establish whether there is a need for an online patient support system. In November 2000, 859 patients, 360 relatives and 160 friends attending cardiac out-patients completed a questionnaire, 159 GPs were contacted by postal survey. Participants were asked if they use e-mail and the World Wide Web and if obtaining relevant health information via an online support system would be beneficial. Participants were also asked to select preferred subject options. The survey showed clear interest in the provision of a Web-based support service for cardiac patients and a pilot would be pursued.

Journal

British Journal of Clinical GovernanceEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2002

Keywords: Health care; Surveys

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