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The use of instant medical history in a rural clinic. Case study of the use of computers in an Arkansas physician's office.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10846345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study evaluated the acceptance of using computers to take a medical history by rural Arkansas patients. Sex, age, race, education, previous computer experience and owning a computer were used as variables. Patients were asked a series of questions to rate their comfort level with using a computer to take their medical history. Comfort ratings ranged from 30 to 45, with a mean of 36.8 (SEM = 0.67). Neither sex, race, age, education, owning a personal computer, nor prior computer experience had a significant effect on the comfort rating. This study helps alleviate one of the concerns--patient acceptance--about the increasing use of computers in practicing medicine.
Authors:
B Pierce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0004-1858     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ark Med Soc     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-14     Completed Date:  2000-07-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503069     Medline TA:  J Ark Med Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  444-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arkansas
Computers*
Female
Humans
Male
Medical History Taking*
Middle Aged
Rural Population

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