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US doctors want to be paid for email communication with patients

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1155
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Email is becoming a more common tool of clinical practice, enabling doctors to communicate with patients between office visits, improve diagnosis and compliance with medical treatments, and facilitate medical record keeping, says a report in the New England Journal of Medicine (2004;350: 1705-7).

    “Judging from our early experience in a practice that offers secure electronic communication, e-mail gives doctors and patients more …

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