Table 2

Characteristics of the use of email.

Characteristic

Mean

Median

Minimum

Maximum


n1)

n1)

n1)

n1)


Type of patient contact

Visit

44.2

46.5

7

78

Phone call

18.2

18.0

0

59

Email

8.6

3.5

0

96

%

%

%

%


Proportion of the respective contact types

Phone call / visit

40

36

0

100

Email / visit

20

12

0

185

Email / phone call

55

22

0

600


Characteristics of the use of email in one week (5.5. – 9.5.2003) among physicians (n = 52) at the Finnish Student Health Service.

1) Number of contacts

Castrén et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-5-2

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