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11 Many physicians may not make the best use of such information tools, however. Accessing computer-based information can interfere with faceto-face interaction between physician and patient. Computers are typically not available in examining rooms, for example, although hand-held devices may reduce this problem for physicians willing to use them. Although younger physicians are more comfortable with such technology, the practice style of many older physicians is incompatible with its use. In addition, most physicians typically see patients with common diseases that may be easily diagnosed, diseases that the physician has long treated in conventional ways.
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