Wednesday, April 13, 2011
For Many People, First the Doctor's Office, Then the Web
VOA Learning English Video: For Many People, First the Doctor's Office, Then the Web
"A new survey finds that more than eighty percent of Internet users in the United States search for health information online...Susannah Fox from the Pew Internet Project says doctors are still the main source of health information. But the survey found that searching online is one of the leading ways that people look for a second opinion. She said people are fact-checking what they have heard from a doctor. However, people are still very likely to turn to a health professional when they are planning a treatment.Forty-four percent of people are actually looking for doctors or other providers when they search for health information online..."