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Influencing healthcare policy: implications of legislators information source preferences for public relations practitioners and public information officers

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An internet survey and follow-up mail survey were conducted in order to (a) determine New Mexico state legislators’ preferred sources for information when making decisions about healthcare policies and to (b) assess the state legislators’ attitudes toward e-mail more generally. Legislators were found to privilege expert colleagues and constituents over mass media as healthcare policy information sources; additionally, face-to-face encounters with constituents were preferred over e-mail, altho...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies Publisher's website
Journal:
Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
114-135
Publication date:
2015-01-05
Acceptance date:
2014-12-01
ISSN:
1986-3497
URN:
uuid:47668069-62fe-43d3-8bd0-d33caa09c7c1
Source identifiers:
632340
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pubs:632340
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