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Striking jump in consumers seeking healthcare information

Center for Studying Health System Change, August 27, 2008
More than 122 million people, or 56% of American adults, searched for health information in 2007. This figure is up from 38% in 2001, according to a new study by the Center for Studying Health System Change. Searches done via the Internet saw the largest increase, doubling to 32% during the six-year period.