Trend for US patients to seek health information from media and internet is stallingBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7738 (Published 29 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7738
- Bob Roehr
- 1Washington, DC
Patients in the United States were less likely to seek health information from sources other than their doctor in 2010 than in 2007, concludes a new survey.
Only half (50%) of the 17 000 people who participated in the telephone survey said they had sought out such information over the past 12 months, down from 56% in 2007, says the report of the survey, released on 23 November by the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, DC.
The 2007 sample had looked to the internet (31%), print media such as books, magazines, and newspapers (33%), and friends and relatives (31%) in …