Online trends offer insight into patients' concerns

02/19/2013 | American Medical News (free content)

Health care providers who use the Internet to discover what patients are discussing online might be able to provide better care, according to a study published in Pharmacoepidemiology Drug Safety. Though few breast cancer patients on aromatase inhibitors discuss possible side effects with their doctors, they do discuss such concerns online, researchers found. Doctors who are up-to-date on online trends can steer patients to reputable sources and help address their concerns, experts say.

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