Web-Based Consumer Health Information: Public Access, Digital Division, and Remainders

Daniel Lorence, PhD, JD; Heeyoung Park, MHA, MS

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Conclusion

For consumers of health information, the technology initiatives of the late 1990s appear to have had little effect in eliminating the digital divide. As the NHII begins to take shape, access to information will be an essential part of the consumer-centric, shared decision-making framework outlined in the NHII strategic plan.

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