Characterizing online searches in pediatric dermatology

Jamie P. Schlarbaum, Kristen P. Hook

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The use of online medical information is a common trend but little is known about these searches and implications in pediatric dermatology. Through a convenience sample of 95 parents/guardians and patients in pediatric dermatology at the University of Minnesota, 38.9% of participants reported that they had used an online search tool prior to their appointment. Google was the most common tool used (91.4%), and eczematous conditions were the most common patient-suspected diagnosis (32.4%). Of interest, 13.9% of individuals became more concerned and 16.7% made an appointment earlier because of their online findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1212-1213
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 2020

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