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Table 2 Usefulness of Various Communication Strategies during the SARS outbreak to respondents (N = 34) (1= not at all useful to 5 = extremely useful)

From: A Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome extranet: supporting local communication and information dissemination

Communication strategy N Mean SD
E-mail 34 4.4 0.8
Teleconference 33 4.3 0.8
Face-to-face meeting 31 4.2 1.0
Ontario MOHLTC SARS private website 28 4.1 0.9
Centre for Disease Control website 24 4.0 1.0
WHO SARS website 24 4.0 1.2
Health Canada 28 3.9 1.2
City of Hamilton's SARS Extranet 28 3.4 1.2
Fax 23 3.3 1.1
City of Toronto Public Health Department's website 20 3.3 1.3