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Table 4 Use of the Internet according to the devices available

From: Implementing technology in healthcare: insights from physicians

  PC (n = 757) Smartphone (n = 709) Tablet (n = 365)
Private Internet use
Email (n = 755) 754 (99%) 706 (99%) 364 (99%)
Personal webpage (n = 91) 91 (12%) 88 (12%) 58 (16%)
Personal blog (n = 57) 57 (8%) 56 (8%) 41 (11%)
Use of non-medical apps (n = 685) 685 (91%) 663 (94%) 343 (94%)
Use of medical apps (n = 454) 452 (60%) 424 (60%) 216 (60%)
Social networksa (n = 465) 465 (61%) 450 (64%) 267 (73%)
 - Facebooka (n = 424) 424 (60%) 412 (58%) 242 (66%)
 - Twittera (n = 220) 220 (29%) 215 (30%) 139 (38%)
 - Linkedina (n = 189) 189 (25%) 184 (26%) 119 (33%)
 - Instagrama (n = 115) 115 (15%) 115 (16%) 75 (21%)
Internet use in the workplace
Internet use in the workplace (n = 742) 741 (98%) 694 (98%) 357 (98%)
Communication with professionals (n = 695) 694 (92%) 650 (92%) 336 (92%)
Communication with patients (n = 346) 346 (46%) 331 (47%) 184 (51%)
Recommendation of healthcare websites (n = 383) 383 (51%) 363 (51%) 194 (53%)
Recommendation of medical apps (n = 99) 99 (13%) 97 (14%) 51 (14%)
Patients consult healthcare websites (n = 330) 329 (44%) 313 (44%) 158 (43%)
  1. a p < 0.05 differences between users that use the Internet with a PC or smartphone versus a tablet using the Chi-squared test