EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC

A blog for medical students, faculty and librarians about their use of evidence based medicine, clinical literature, Web 2.0, sources and search strategies

Uh-Oh! Are you a Cyberchondriac?

A recent Harris poll reveals a 32% increase since 2005 in the number of Americans who have looked online for personal health information.  Harris Interactive estimates that 160,000,000 “cyberchondriacs” use the Internet to look for disease or treatment information in order to have more-informed conversations with their physicians.  Any thoughts from students on how these types of interactions are changing the doctor-patient relationship?


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