Sixty-seven percent of consumers believe that online access to medical data has made them better informed as patients, according to a survey conducted by IPSOS for Wolters Kluwer Health.
The survey found that 3% of consumers said that online access to medical data has made them less informed as patients and 4% said that it has made them misinformed. Twenty-five percent of consumers said that online access to medical data has not affected their level of health knowledge and 1% said they were not sure how online access to medical data has affected their health knowledge.
The survey is based on a March 2012 telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers ages 18 and older.
Source: Wolters Kluwer Health, "Wolters Kluwer Health Q1 Poll: Self-Diagnosis"