Internet Changes Patient/Doctor Relationship
A new Harris poll has found that searching the internet for health care information has become more widespread than ever. The Harris poll refers to these health information searchers as “cyberchondriacs” and suggests that:
The huge and growing numbers of “cyberchondriacs” who use the internet to look for health information and to help them have better conversations with their doctors has surely had a big impact on the knowledge of patients, the questions they ask their doctors and is therefore changing the doctor-patient relationship and the practice of medicine. There is every reason to believe the impact of the Internet on medical practice will continue to grow.
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