This was posted on the BHIC Blog.
Health information remains one of the most important subjects that internet users research online. Symptoms and treatments continue to dominate internet users’ health searches, but food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in the current survey. In all, 80% of internet users gather health information online.
- 80% Of Web Users Seek Health Information (informationweek.com)
- Health Information Hugely Interesting To Web Users (lockergnome.com)
- Prescriptions: Health Care Is High Among Web Searches (prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com)
- “Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet” and related posts (articles.icmcc.org)