Survey shows that the Public Trust Physicians More than the Internet for Cancer Health Information – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. According to a National Cancer Institute survey, people trust their physicians more than the internet, when it comes to cancer health information.
Dr. Hesse: People trust physicians more and the information they get from physicians while still going on the internet and they trust the information from the internet less.
Narrator: Dr. Bradford Hesse is the Chief of the NCI's Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch.
Dr. Hesse: So we think that link back to physicians, is going to grow itís going to be even more important.
Narrator: The Health Information National Trends Survey, called HINTS, is a biennial national survey of the American public. To learn more about the survey and its results, visit the website hints.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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