Specialty-specific or clinical content was the leading type viewed via mobile by US physicians.
Among US physicians polled, 84% reported using smartphones for professional purposes.
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.
US internet users looking to make the switch relied on a traditional method of finding a physician—word-of-mouth.
The informational needs of doctors and other health care providers have likely helped to push the adoption of mobile devices.
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.
Email use was highest among doctors ages 35 to 44, at 30%, and its use among other age groups was not far behind.