Use of the Internet for health information by the chronically ill

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Todd H. Wagner
Laurence C. Baker
Kate Bundorf
Sara Singer
Publisher: 
Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Looks at Internet use for health information by people with chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart problems, and/or depression). Finds that use of the Internet by these patients is moderate, and that self-reported effects on choice of treatment or provider are small but noteworthy.