E-mail and Medical Advice on NPR

National Public Radio’s All Things Considered is discussing email and medical advice today.
You may catch is live or on line after 9PM ET, 6PM PT
Will follow up with a review of the show…

For patients looking for medical advice in between visits to the doctor, e-mail can be a good way to get it. But doctors are often reluctant to engage in e-mail consultations with their patients, and a new federal medical-privacy law is providing further discouragement. NPR’s Larry Abramson and Keith Seinfeld of member station KPLU report on doctor-patient relationships in the age of the Internet.

All Things Considered

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