Family medicine patients' use of the Internet for health information: a MetroNet study.

@article{Schwartz2006FamilyMP,
  title={Family medicine patients' use of the Internet for health information: a MetroNet study.},
  author={Kendra L. Schwartz and Thomas Roe and Justin Northrup and James Peter Meza and Raouf R. Seifeldin and Anne Victoria Neale},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
We explored a diverse sample of family medicine patients' use of the internet for health information. Primary objectives were to determine the extent of access to the Internet, and among those with access, the types of health information sought; how they search for that information; and how they assess the accuracy of the information. We also surveyed the physicians' perceptions of their patients' use of the Internet for health information. Of 1289 patients participating, 65% reported access to… CONTINUE READING
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