Survey shows that the Public Trust Physicians More than the Internet for Cancer Health Information – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A survey shows that despite a decade's worth of exposure to health information on the Internet, the public's trust in physicians as their preferred source of health information has increased.
Hesse: We try to figure out why it is that people not getting away from their physicians but actually express a greater need to talk to their physicians.
Narrator: Dr. Bradford Hesse is with the National Cancer Institute.
Hesse: There’s just so much information out there. There's spam. There are people with ulterior motives. There is unleveled quality out there. And because of that, people recognize that they can't rely solely on the internet for credible information. Instead they really value the vetted credibility of a physician.
Narrator: The survey is on-line at 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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