Doctors using Google more for help on complex medical problems

With doctors facing an overwhelming amount of possible diagnoses these days, it’s good to know that the world’s leading Internet search engine is there for them. Instead of or in addition to using the PDR (physician’s desk reference), some doctors are turning to Google to search for information on certain diseases and ailments.

With Google arguable housing the largest-ever index of information in the history of the planet in every imaginable area, it makes sense for physicians to seek out information from this vast database to assist in helping patients. A recent study performed in Australia stated that doctors using Google to assist in diagnosing patient ailments were correct in their assumptions a staggering 58% of the time.

That ought to make Google folks feel pretty good — and it gives a new meaning to technology “changing the world”, yes?

Author by Brian White