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Accuracy of Initial Online Diagnosis by U.S. Adults Who Went Online to Figure Out What Medical Condition They or Someone Else Might Have

Submitted by Marshall Riddle on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 17:10


  1. 41% say a medical professional confirmed their diagnosis. An additional 2% say a medical professional partially confirmed it.
  2. 35% say they did not visit a clinician to get a professional opinion.
  3. 18% say they consulted a medical professional and the clinician either did not agree or offered a different opinion about the condition.
  4. 1% say their conversation with a clinician was inconclusive.


Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
Source URL: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Health-online/Summar...



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