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The National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey [Hints]: A National Cross-Sectional Analysis Of Talking To Your Doctor And Other Healthcare Providers For Health Information, Julie E. Volkman, Tana M. Luger, Kimberly L.L. Harvey, Timothy P. Hogan, Stephanie L. Shimada, Daniel J. Amante, D. Keith Mcinnes, Hua Feng, Thomas K. Houston Jun 2014

The National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey [Hints]: A National Cross-Sectional Analysis Of Talking To Your Doctor And Other Healthcare Providers For Health Information, Julie E. Volkman, Tana M. Luger, Kimberly L.L. Harvey, Timothy P. Hogan, Stephanie L. Shimada, Daniel J. Amante, D. Keith Mcinnes, Hua Feng, Thomas K. Houston

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BACKGROUND: The need to understand preferred sources of health information remains important to providing patient-centered care. The Internet remains a popular resource for health information, but more traditional sources may still be valid for patients during a recent health need. This study sought to understand the characteristics of patients that turn to their doctor or healthcare provider first for a recent health or medical information need.

METHODS: Using the national cross-sectional survey, Health Information National Trend Study [HINTS], characteristics of those who sought a doctor or healthcare provider for a recent health information need were compared to other sources. Weighted ...