Pew Report on Online Peers in Healthcare

 

http://bit.ly/dZHMQz
Peer-to-peer Healthcare Report
by Susannah Fox
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Feb 28, 2011
“Many Americans turn to friends and family for support and advice when they have a health problem. This report shows how people’s networks are expanding to include online peers, particularly in the crucible of rare disease.

The most striking finding of the national survey is the extent of peer-to-peer help among people living with chronic conditions. One in four internet users living with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, lung conditions, cancer, or some other chronic ailment (23%) say they have gone online to find others with similar health concerns. By contrast, 15% of internet users who report no chronic conditions have sought such help online.”

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