USE OF THE INTERNET TO RESEARCH HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

According to the Bupa Health Pulse 2010 international healthcare survey of over 12,000 people in 12 countries, nearly half (46%) of people who use the internet to search for health information do so to self-diagnose. The survey further notes  that 68% of the respondents used the internet to find information about medicines, 39% were seeking other patients’ experiences, 38% were looking for information about healthcare facilities, and 25% were looking for information regarding medical professionals. 

Internet searches using Twitter were used by 5% of the people to find out about healthcare issues while 18% were using social networking sites for this purpose. The top health searches on mobile phones were related to sexual health.

However, only one quarter of people stated that they checked the source and timeliness of their online information.

This is why we state on our website that “Medical malpractice law is a highly technical and specialized field. Researching answers to medical malpractice questions on the internet can be confusing and misleading.”

Helping you find accurate answers to your medical malpractice questions is our goal and purpose. If you have questions regarding a possible medical malpractice claim, let us help you find and contact appropriate lawyers in your area who can assist you. Click on www.medicalmalpracticelawyers.com for assistance or call toll free 800-295-3959.

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