Pew – Tracking for Health

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 28, 2013

Tracking for Health by Susannah Fox, Maeve Duggan, Jan 28, 2013

  • “This is the first national survey measuring health data tracking, which has been shown in clinical studies to be a tool for improving outcomes, particularly among people trying to lose weight or manage a chronic condition. The Pew Internet survey finds that:
    • 46% of trackers say that this activity has changed their overall approach to maintaining their health or the health of someone for whom they provide care.

    • 40% of trackers say it has led them to ask a doctor new questions or to get a second opinion from another doctor.
    • 34% of trackers say it has affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.”
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