Table 5

Importance of different e-health services in the choice of a doctor in the total population and among Internet users.

Doctors' facilities

Total sample (N = 7903)

Internet users (N = 4906)



count

%

count

%

E-mail communication

2738

35

2228

45

E-mail prescriptions

1774

22

1380

28

Order/change appointments online

2658

34

2099

43

Doctor's office has website

3107

39

2343

48

Reminders via SMS

2744

35

1914

39

Access to own electronic patient record

2873

36

2175

44

Cost of services

4305

55

2654

54

Information on the doctors' practice

4424

56

2902

59

Recommendation by others

4852

61

3232

66

General accessibility

5867

74

3826

78


1 Sample weighted for population size. Included in the table are those who answered 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale where 5 was very important

Andreassen et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-53

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