Google: A Doctor’s Best Friend?

A new study (that should come as no surprise to Google users) suggests that Google can help doctors diagnose difficult cases.

“Google is the most popular search engine on the web, with access to more than three billion medical articles – and searching for health information is one of the most common uses of the web.[…]

“Web-based search engines such as Google are becoming the latest tools in clinical medicine, and doctors in training need to become proficient in their use.”

However, “the internet is in no way a replacement for doctors – their clinical judgement and expertise will always be necessary to make sense of the information.”

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