Digital Health Information for the Consumer: Evidence and Policy Implications

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
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This unique book draws on research that constituted the first major nationwide evaluation of the use and impact of key digital health information platforms which were provided to thousands of health consumers in the UK. The authors offer the first comprehensive and detailed comparison of usage and impact of the three major ICT platforms delivering health information - the internet, touch-screen kiosks and digital interactive television.

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Health Kiosks
at a surgery kiosk
Health Websites
during November 2000
Health Digital Interactive Television DiTV
Digital Platform Comparisons
users only
Barriers and Inequalities

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