When it comes to rating the honest and ethical standards of people in various professions, American adults rate medical professionals highly.
46% of more than 400 hospitals and medical practices said they used at least one type of telemedicine, most often videoconferencing.
Just 1 in 10 American adults rate the honesty and ethical standards of advertising practitioners as being very high or high.
Family and friends are a much larger source of Over-The-Counter health information for Millennials than for Gen Xers and Baby Boomers.
Just 14% of US primary care physicians said that social networks were a somewhat or very important clinical resource, compared with 30% who said they weren’t important at all.
Avoiding social media wasn’t due to a lack of knowledge, with less than one-quarter of doctors saying they didn’t use such platforms because they weren’t familiar with them.
44% of US physicians still aren’t using social media sites for professional purposes.
The most common digital activity among US physicians in the survey was accessing the internet, at 97%.
More than half of physicians ages 44 or younger used tablets for professional purposes.
Nearly nine in 10 doctors under 35 used their smart phones for professional purposes, the highest level among all age groups.