Research on e-patients and the use of social media for health

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October 5, 2009

by Susannah Fox
Pew Internet & American Life Project

Presented to: Institute of Medicine

Published in: Health & Medicine, Technology
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Research on e-patients and the use of social media for health

  1. 1. Research on e-patients and the use of social media for health October 5, 2009 Susannah Fox Pew Internet & American Life Project Presented to: Institute of Medicine
  2. 2. 6 in 10 people living with cancer have internet access vs. 8 in 10 U.S. adults
  3. 3. No “cancer effect” on broadband adoption
  4. 4. 52% of internet users watch videos online
  5. 5. 37% of internet users share photos online
  6. 6. 35% of internet users use social network sites One in five internet users with cancer
  7. 7. 32% of internet users read blogs One in five internet users with cancer
  8. 8. Contact info <ul><li>Reports, data: www.pewinternet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.e-patients.net </li></ul><ul><li>Email: sfox@pewinternet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @SusannahFox </li></ul>

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