Health and the Internet

from the lots-of-use,-little-understanding dept

A very interesting in-depth look at the internet and the health care industry. The basic findings of the study are that many people use the internet for finding health care information and for ordering healthcare products. Of course, at the same time, health information sites like DrKoop and online pharmacies are having trouble staying in business. The article also talks about how all this medical information is changing patients’ relationships with their doctors, and how doctors are reacting to the internet (in most cases they’re not reacting at all).

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