Pediatricians Turn to Patients’ Online Posts To Gain Perspective on Outcomes for Rare Medical Conditions
Some pediatricians use the Internet to find resources on rare medical conditions when scientifically proven data are unavailable. Physicians typically use recommendations from medical groups or their health care institution to make decisions on how to treat patients. However, some providers are looking at real-world experiences posted online by patients or their families that can offer a wider perspective on possible outcomes.
- "Doctors Go Online for Medical Information, Too" (Dockser Marcus, Wall Street Journal, 6/22).