The Internet has become a very popular research tool for patients to research different health care conditions and possible treatment options. Now, more than ever, patients are becoming more informed of their medical conditions from sources other than their physicians and other medical professionals they might encounter. From a patient perspective, what are the pros and cons of obtaining medical information from the Internet?
Almost all aspects of our life have been influenced by the internet, so also health care. Currently, patients are easily able to gain access to loads of medical information from the internet. For instance, information related to their present health problems such as chronic backache, cancer, etc. their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and even alternative therapy for cure. Though loads of medical information which is accessible through the internet seems to be helpful to patients, there are both positive and negative aspects regarding obtaining the same from the patients perspective.
The pros/positive aspects of obtaining medical information from the internet are:
It enables them - to obtain information related to the disease/disorder from which they are suffering.
-to spend more time to gain information and understand the causes and symptoms of related to a specific disease. ...
The solution deals in-depth regarding the positive and negative aspects of obtaining medical information from the internet from the patient's perspective.