Table 1.

Selected Characteristics of Participating Physicians at Baseline

CategoriesE-mail GroupControl Group
Age (years)
    30 to 4922
    50 to 6522
Average number of years in practice15.321.3
Use e-mail daily100%50%
Use e-mail 2 times per week0%50%
“I find it easy to use e-mail”
    Agree to strongly agree100%50%
Geriatric Practice50%50%
“I would consider communicating via e-mail with patients”
    Not sure33