Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finding Information Online Can Change Your Mind!

Every year American Medical News, from the AMA, publish what they consider the most "intriguing medical facts" of the previous year.  You can see the whole article here with links back to the original stories.

The one I found most intriguing is "63% of doctors say they have changed an initial diagnosis based on new information found online."

The original article states, "Forty-six percent of the surveyed physicians said they frequently use search engines such as Google or Yahoo, and 32% said they occasionally use them. But they also use other online resources, such as free online services like WebMD or MayoClinic.com (42% frequently, 34% occasionally), and online subscription services (36% frequently, 31% occasionally)."  (Emphasis mine)
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