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eHealthRecord.info Archives September 2006 : 0-0

| Vol. 3 No. 19 September 20, 2006 |

FACTS AND STATS

The percentage of U.S. adults in 2006 who looked for health information online sometimes or often increased while the percentage who found the information reliable decreased, according to a survey by Harris Interactive in American Medical News.

Fifty-two percent of respondents in 2006 said they discussed the information with a physician, compared with 57% in 2005. Forty-five percent of respondents in 2006 said they searched for medical information based on a discussion they had with their physician, down from 52% in 2005.

According to the survey, 80% of respondents in 2006 said they looked for health information online, up from 72% in 2005.

Results are from a July survey of 1,020 adults.
Source:American Medical News
Date published: 08-22-06


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