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Table 2 Characteristics of the use of email.

From: Use of email for patient communication in student health care: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Mean Median Minimum Maximum
  n1) n1) n1) n1)
Type of patient contact     
   Visit 44.2 46.5 7 78
   Phone call 18.2 18.0 0 59
   Email 8.6 3.5 0 96
  % % % %
Proportion of the respective contact types     
   Phone call / visit 40 36 0 100
   Email / visit 20 12 0 185
   Email / phone call 55 22 0 600
  1. Characteristics of the use of email in one week (5.5. – 9.5.2003) among physicians (n = 52) at the Finnish Student Health Service.
  2. 1) Number of contacts