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Majority of the public go online for healthcare information: 60% of U.S adults have done so in the last month, and the number of those who do so often have increased, according to a recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive. For the poll, researchers interviewed 1,019 U.S. adults by telephone between August 9 and August 15. They found that the number of respondents, who say that they believe the information they obtained was reliable has risen to 90% this year from 87% and 85% in the two previous years.

In addition, the poll found that:

  • 39% of respondents said that they “often” went online to search for health information, up from 22% in 2009 and 32% in 2010.
  • 69% of respondents said they had used search engines in the past month to find health information,
  • 62% of respondents said they used medical websites during the past month to look up health data; and
  • 55% of respondents said they had talked with their physicians about information they obtained on the Internet.

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Source: The Growing Influence and Use of Healthcare Information Obtained Online

Date: September 15, 2011

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 12:20 pm and is filed under Longwoods Online.