Here is a fascinating Infographic on the source and content of online healthcare discussions. Turns out that in all but one case Healthcare Providers are supplying 2% or less of the content of these posts.
The lone exception is the topic of Lung Cancer where healthcare providers supply a whopping 9% of the information in online chat.
In a number of cases the majority of the discussion is driven by the patient’s caregiver … Alzheimer’s disease tops that statistic as you might expect.
The authors of this infographic focused on disease specific discussions and found the most discussed topics to be
- Breast Cancer
- Cardiovascular Disease
Here is a link to the full size image and a thumbnail view is below