Faculty Publications

Title

Demographic differences in telehealth policy outcomes

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health

First Page

500

Last Page

508

Abstract

This chapter is an analysis of demographic variables influencing policy outcomes with online health information searches in the general U.S. public. This study is based on The Internet and American Life Daily Tracking Survey, August 2006 from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. Multivariate regression statistical technique is used to explore changes in individual level behavior following the search for online medical information. The data show individuals in most need of healthcare services (poor, less educated, and minority groups) and those with a recent demand for services, are more likely to make changes to improve their health after accessing online medical information. © 2009, IGI Global.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2008

DOI of published version

10.4018/978-1-60566-002-8.ch036

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