Personal computer use

For what purposes do you use a computer?

  Overall Female Male 34 and under 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 and over
Total 3385 958 2427 330 1118 1039 609 289
Electronic billing 14% 9% 16% 14% 14% 16% 12% 9%
Electronic patient records 14% 11% 15% 14% 16% 14% 11% 12%
General office managment (e.g. word processing) 27% 22% 29% 27% 31% 29% 22% 16%
Decision aids in patient management (e.g. checking for possible drug interactions) 13% 10% 14% 13% 14% 14% 12% 8%
Electronic mail (sending and receiving mail by modem) 46% 37% 49% 49% 51% 47% 41% 24%
Bibliographic database searching (e.g. MEDLINE) 45% 39% 48% 48% 53% 45% 39% 25%
CME on diskette or CD-ROM 40% 30% 44% 39% 47% 42% 33% 24%
Bulletin boards (e.g. MOCOMP, MAINPRO) 11% 7% 13% 8% 13% 12% 10% 7%


For what purposes do you use a computer?

  GP/FP Med Spec Surg Spec Rural Urban
Total 1736 1184 465 294 3091
           
Electronic billing 14% 15% 11% 14% 14%
Electronic patient records 11% 19% 11% 8% 15%
General office managment (e.g. word processing) 24% 33% 20% 22% 27%
Decision aids in patient management (e.g. checking for possible drug interactions) 12% 17% 9% 15% 13%
Electronic mail (sending and receiving mail by modem) 38% 57% 44% 43% 46%
Bibliographic database searching (e.g. MEDLINE) 34% 60% 50% 40% 46%
CME on diskette or CD-ROM 35% 46% 43% 45% 39%
Bulletin boards (e.g. MOCOMP, MAINPRO) 8% 15% 14% 9% 11%