Increasing Use of Reliable Health Websites
As the health care websites offer more interactive features and have established their reputation for reliable medical information, they have seen an increase in their usage.
The NLM’s MedlinePlus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/) is among those reliable websites. It saw an increase to its brain cancer topics after Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
According to the Chief Medical Editor at WebMD, physicians these days are more willing to tell their patients to go to credible online health information resources since they enable patients to be better prepared for their physician visit.