FAMNET: The Use of an Electronic Mail System in Canadian Academic Family Medicine.


Journal Article

The major Canadian universities are connected via a computer communications network called `Netnorth'. We have used Netnorth's accessible, low-cost, electronic mail system to develop a network of academic Family Medicine users (Famnet). We then tested Famnet's utility for conducting rapid surveys. Famnet shows promise of being a useful means of undertaking regular inter-departmental communication. This system may also increase collegiality among Canadian Departments of Family Medicine and facilitate international communication in family medicine.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ostbye, T; Needler, MC; Shires, DB

Published Date

  • January 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 /

Start / End Page

  • 81 - 84

PubMed ID

  • 21264023

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21264023

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-350X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada