Wednesday, 21 March 2012


The role of the Internet in diagnosis and medical research is huge, and controversial! In  this blog post, there are a few startling statistics;
  • More than 160 million adults in the U.S. have gone online to look for medical information.
  • Two thirds of them begin their Internet health enquiry using a search engine.
  • More than half reported that their most recent web session influenced how they took care of themselves or for someone else.
  • A survey of 1,900 physicians reported that nearly half go online for professional purposes and use Wikipedia as a source of medical information. 

This highlights to me the need to increase referrals to reputable medical information sources, for patients, and also for medical professionals themselves.

Read the full article here.

Source: Kevin MD blog

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