Survey shows that the Public Trust Physicians More than the Internet for Cancer Health Information – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The Health Information National Trends Survey shows the publicís trust in physicians for their cancer health information has increased, while their trust in the internet and other sources has decreased. Why?
Dr. Hesse: What we think is going on is that the internet is just the “Wild West.”
Narrator: Dr. Bradford Hesse at the National Cancer Institute sites information overload, questionable motives and inconsistent quality.
Dr. Hesse: And because of that, people recognize that they canít rely solely on the internet for credible information that they need for their health. Instead they really value the vetted credibility of a physician and if anything want to reach out to that physician that much more.
Narrator: For survey details, 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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