Dr. Google Rafael Bravo Toledo Centro de Salud Linneo Madrid, 17 de Enero de 2013.
Internet como fuente de información 2
Internet como fuente de información 3
The online conversationabout health is being drivenforward by two forces:1) the availability of social tools2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other. 5
Trasladando el valor deeste indicador al total dela población,29,9% de losciudadanosutilizaría Internetcomo fuente deinformación en elámbito sanitario 11
Thirty‐five percent of U.S.adults say that at onetime or another they havegone online specifically totry to figure out whatmedical condition they orsomeone else might have 15
Eight in 10 online health inquiries start at a search engine 19
espectacular Percentage of correct diagnoses from Google searches (compared with the diagnoses as published in the New England Journal of Medicine). Google searches revealed the correct diagnosis in 15 (58%) 25
….y los profanos 26The average diagnostic success of non-physicians was 22.1% (95% confidence interval [CI] 4.5-39.7%).
Bouwman M G et al. Arch Dis Child 2010;95:642-644 The authors present two cases in which concerned parents made a correct diagnosis of a lysosomal storage disorder in their child by searching the internet after a long doctor’s delay. These cases illustrate the utility of publicly available internet search engines in diagnosing rare disorders and in addition illustrate the lengthy diagnostic odyssey which is common in these disorders 32