Web Replaces Doctors as Patients' Top Health Information Source- Health Care NewsCommentary by Devon Herrick
January 01, 2009
A study by New York-based Manhattan Research has found people more frequently turn to the Internet for health information than seek information from their doctor. An estimated 145 million U.S. adults now turn to the Internet for information about diseases and other medical conditions.
According to Meredith Abreu Ressi, vice president of research at Manhattan Research, the Internet is a convenient way for patients to manage their health conditions independently.