David Shaywitz, a contributor to Forbes.com, lists reasons why physicians are worried about social media; information he obtained from clinicians at a recent medical conference.
Poor information received by patients
As it turns out, many physicians actually spend lots of time trying to re-educate patients who have obtained wrong or partial information online. This problem is a lot more common than one would initially think.
In fact, according to one fact, A quarter of all searches for “headache” at Google supposedly talks about brain tumors. However, this diagnosis is extremely rare. Doctors train hard to correctly measure all possibilities, and patients often wrongfully pick out the radical diagnoses instead of the more probable ones.
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