What Internet Services Would Patients Like from Hospitals During an Epidemic Lessons from the SARS Outbreak in Toronto
Rizo, C.A., Lupea, D., Baybourdy, H. et al. (2005). What Internet Services Would Patients Like from Hospitals During an Epidemic? Lessons from the SARS Outbreak in Toronto. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 3;7(4):e46.
This article describes a study of attitudes towards use of the Internet to provide services during an outbreak of infectious disease. Patients at 3 Toronto hospitals were interviewed during the second SARS outbreak of 2003. The authors recommend that hospitals develop plans to use the Internet to maintain communication and continuity of care with patients during a large-scale infectious disease outbreak.