FACTS AND STATS

Since 2005, the number of patients using the Internet to research prescription drug information has doubled to 102.3 million. Similarly, the overall number of eHealth Consumers, those online for any health and medical information, has also grown significantly over the past four years. This market now stands at 157.5 million consumers, or 1.6 times the number of eHealth Consumers in 2005. These findings come from Cybercitizen Health™ v9.0, the latest consumer study from pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research. The market research and strategic advisory service is focused on how consumers use new media and technology for health information and its impact on treatment and product decisions.

Source:Study: 102.3 Million Patients Online for Prescription Drug Information, Doubled in Past Four Years
Date: October 1, 2009


AROUND THE WORLD

Australia: Governments Change Direction on Health E-Records

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TRENDS

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