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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
18% of Seniors Looked Online for Health Information in 2014
JAMA recently released a review of the National Health and Aging Trends
Study on trends in seniors' use of digital healthcare tools. Here are some key
findings from the report:
·18% of senior survey
participants got health information online in 2014.
·3 in 5 adults of all
ages consult the internet for health information at least once a year.
·7% of seniors used the
Internet to get in touch with their doctors in 2011.
·College graduates were
7x more likely to handle health online than seniors who didn't finish high
"excellent" health were twice as likely to go online than were
seniors with "poor" health.
·In 2011, 8% of seniors
said they filled prescriptions online.