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Final Report

In this study for the European Commission DG INFSO and Media a survey of almost 7,000 primary care physicians on their use of ICT and internet for communication with patients and between primary and secondary care and other health agencies was carried out in 2007 in all 27 Member States of the European Union and in Norway and Iceland. The purpose of the study was to: measure the use of ICT by primary care physicians in the EU and EEA countries, which is to be achieved by means of a survey of primary care physicians and their use of ICT and Internet for communicating with patients and between primary and secondary care and other eHealth agencies. Through this survey up-to-date information and data on eHealth developments was obtained, thereby - and through the 29 Country Briefs for each of the 27 Member States, Norway and Iceland - enabling member states to monitor their performance to improve public services. The study was a continuation of the earlier benchmarking exercise for eEurope 2002.

Benchmarking ICT use among General Practitioners in Europe

 

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