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There was a book published around 1991 or so entitled Evaluating Medical
Information Systems.  One of the chapters was on applzing social network
analysis to both physician referrals as well as to explaining
physicians' adoption of and attitudes toward medical information
systems.  The book's editors were J. Anderson and C. Aydin.  I and
Anderson wrote the chapter.
On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, John Prescott wrote:

> I received the following inquiry regarding "physician" networks.  Does
> anyone have any insights to pass on to Ross?
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> John E. Prescott, Ph.D.
> Professor of Business Administration
> 246 Mervis Hall
> University of Pittsburgh
> Pittsburgh, PA 15260
> 412-648-1573 (phone)
> 412-648-1693 (fax)
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> Executive Editor - Competitive Intelligence Review
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>                     Ross Armstrong
>                     <ross.armstrong@bi        To:     John Prescott/katz@katz
>                     ovail.com>                cc:
>                                               Subject:     Network Analysis
>                     03/08/02 10:10 AM
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> Dr. Prescott,
> I was excited to see a Network Analysis workshop being offered at the SCIP
> conference.  It sounds as if the focus is the CI analyst's network.  I am
> looking to find assistance with analyzing networks - specifically, the
> influence networks that a physician (specialist) might have.  Would you
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> of any work being done in this area?
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> Thank you for your kind consideration!
> Ross Armstrong
> Biovail Pharmaceuticals
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