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Infographic: The Internet as Health Diagnostic Tool

March 12th, 2013 by Patricia Donovan

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project explored how U.S. adults are using the Internet and digital technology as tools related to health and healthcare. Among their findings:

  • 81 percent of U.S. adults use the Internet and 59 percent say they have looked online for health information in the past year.

  • 35 percent of U.S. adults say they have gone online specifically to try to figure out what medical condition they or someone else might have.
  • 39 percent of online health seekers say they looked for information related to their own situation.

Internet Health Diagnostics

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