Study: 80% of Internet Users Seek Health Care Information
Looking up health information is the third most common online activity among U.S. Internet users, with eight out of 10 Internet users reporting doing so, according to a report from the Pew Internet Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. Researchers found that the five most popular types of health-related Web searches are for information on specific diseases or medical problems, medical treatments or procedures, physicians or other medical professionals, hospitals or other health care facilities, and health insurance. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "Health Information Remains High on the List of Popular Uses for Internet" (Szokan, Washington Post, 2/1).
- "Eight in 10 Internet Users Go Online for Health Care Information" (Drake, "Poll Watch," Politics Daily, 2/1).