Friday, January 12, 2007

Doctors and patients - differing perceptions !

Doctors and patients - differing perceptions ! " Almost 40 percent of patients researched their medical conditions online. But 41 percent of doctors surveyed said their patients often showed up poorly informed because of bad information found online."

Patients are going to keep on looking for information, and unfortunately they cannot judge the quality of what they find. This is why doctors should help them in their quest for information by putting up their own websites, and guiding them to reliable sources ! Patients would much rather trust the information their doctors gives them - and the only reason they are forced to go online is because their doctor is not helpful.

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