Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 3, P652-667 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0115 View full text
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Darrell M. West, Edward Alan Miller

Abstract: State health departments have placed a tremendous amount of information, data, and services online in recent years. With the significant increase in online resources at official health sites, though, have come questions concerning equity of access and the confidentiality of electronic medical materials. This paper reports on an examination of public health department websites maintained by the 50 state governments. Using a content analysis of health department sites undertaken each year from 2000 to 2005, we i…

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