Matt Zajechowski https://www.harmonyhit.com 1m 176
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69% of millennials search Google for health advice instead of doctor
Healthcare has been at the top of mind for many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how seriously have millennials been about their personal health throughout the last year?
Harmony Healthcare IT recently surveyed 2,040 millennials on the topics of healthcare, primary care physicians and annual physical examinations during the pandemic.
Here’s what they found:
- 79% of millennials say they have a primary care physician (up 3% from 2019).
- 65% of millennials received a yearly check-up during the pandemic (this number remained unchanged from 2019).
- 43% of millennials have been ignoring a health issue. 33% report ignoring a health issue for over a year (down 2% from 2019).
- The most common reasons millennials put off annual check-ups over the last year: 1. The pandemic 2. They feel healthy 3. Too expensive 4. Too inconvenient 5. Prefer urgent care.
- 69% of millennials report searching Google for health advice instead of going to the doctor. 24% trust google to diagnose their symptoms.
- Top ways millennials find medical advice: 1. WebMD 2. News articles 3. YouTube 4. Health apps 5. FamilyDoctor.org 6. Reddit
Take a look at the full report.