Digital Health Information for the Consumer: Evidence and Policy Implications

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David Nicholas
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
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A comprehensive and detailed evaluation of the roll-out of digital consumer health services in the U.K. during the period 2000-2005.

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David Nicholas is Director of the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London, and also the Director of the UCL Centre for Publishing and the research group CIBER, University College London. Paul Huntington is a researcher at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies, University College London. Hamid Jamali is a research student and Peter Williams is a Research Fellow (CIBER) both at University College London.

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