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Survey shows health research popular in social media

Published
  • April 18 2012, 9:35am EDT

Forty-two percent of respondents have used social media to access consumer reviews of treatments or physicians, 30% have supported a health cause, 25% have posted content about their own health experiences and 20% have joined a health forum or community, according to the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

A survey of 1,600 adults shows considerable use of social media for health care purposes.

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