“Most people know more about the health of their cars than they do about their own bodies. We adhere to required car maintenance schedules, fill up the tank when fuel runs low and take our dashboards’ warning lights seriously. However, as many as 75% of us don’t comply with the medication regimens our physicians prescribe.
In fact, when we don’t feel well, many of us continue to avoid the doctor’s office. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of consumers have avoided going to a doctor in favor of searching online for medical information on at least one occasion. In the past, people had to rely on physicians for check-ups, diagnosis and general health tips. But all of this is changing. Fast.”
Rick Valencia, HIMSS News, 11 March 2013