NEW! AANS Neurosurgeon STATLine
The Most Accessed Online Resources for Health-related Information
Social Media Edition
- 90 percent of respondents ages 18 to 24 said they would trust medical information shared by others on their social media networks
- 87 percent of physicians reported using social media for personal use; 67 percent used social media for professional purposes
- 60 percent of doctors say social media improves the quality of care delivered to patients
- 54 percent of patients are very comfortable with their providers seeking advice from online communities to better treat their conditions
- 49 percent of people expect to hear from their doctor within a few hours when requesting an appointment or a follow-up discussion via social media
- > 40 percent of consumers say that information found via social media affects the way that they deal with their health
- 41 percent of people said social media would affect their choice of a specific physician, hospital or medical facility
- 33 percent of US consumers use social media for healthcare information
- 31 percent of healthcare organizations have specific written social media guidelines
- 26 percent of all hospitals in the US participate in social media
- 19 percent percent of smartphone owners have at least one health app on their phone
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