In today's technology-centered society, nearly everything can be found online. Majority of people turn to internet research before almost every big decision, healthcare included. In fact, roughly 72% of internet users seek health information online.
With the internet's vast pool of knowledge, there are numerous online sources patients can look to for health information. Some, however, are better than others.
So where exactly are patients turning to for health information? Dr. Linda MD states that 13% begin their search at sites like WebMD, whereas only 1% use social media sites such as Facebook to do research.
Visit Dr. Linda MD to read more about patients' research habits and how you, as a physician, can best educate your patients on how to make smart choices when doing research online.