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Table 5 Importance of the Internet according to profesional uses of it

From: Implementing technology in healthcare: insights from physicians

Perception of the importance of the Internet in the workplace n = 760 Yes No
  Use of the Internet in the workplacea 8.2 ± 1.7 (n = 742) 5.5 ± 2.9 (n = 17)
Use of the Internet to communicate with other professionalsa 8.3 ± 1.7 (n = 695) 7.1 ± 2.4 (n = 65)
Use of the Internet to communicate with patientsa 8.5 ± 1.6 (n = 346) 7.9 ± 1.9 (n = 412)
Recommendation of health webpages to patientsa 8.4 ± 1.6 (n = 383) 8.0 ± 1.9 (n = 377)
Recommendation of medical apps to patients 8.4 ± 1.6 (n = 99) 8.1 ± 1.8 (n = 661)
Patients’ questions on health information they have found online 8.2 ± 1.8 (n = 330) 8.1 ± 1.7 (n = 430)
Experience with telemedicinea 8.4 ± 1.6 (n = 226) 8.1 ± 1.8 (n = 534)
Importance of the Internet in the workplace Total 8.2 ± 1.8
  1. Variables are scored on a scale of 1–10 (from least to greatest)
  2. a p < 0.05 differences between physicians using the Internet in different situations and physicians not using it using the T-Student Test