Survey: One-Third Of Americans Share Health Information Using Social Media

Posted on Apr 18 2012 - 5:35am by Editorial Staff

A new survey of about 1,000 US adults by consulting house PwC Health Industries – via Computer World – found that a third of them had shared health information or solicited advice through social media, including social giants like Facebook and Twitter. The survey revealed that 80 percent of those 18 to 24 said they would be willing to share health information over social media, compared to 45 percent of those 45 to 64. The most common single activity was supporting a health-related cause, which 28 percent of people said they had done. 70 percent care providers said they would expect providers to respond within a day to social media requests for information, and 40 percent said they would expect a response within a few hours. A third of consumers said they would even be willing to have social media messages monitored if it would “identify ways to improve their health or better coordinate care.”

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