40% of Americans have misdiagnosed themselves after looking up symptoms online

by Daniel Payne · Nov 8th, 2019 1:50 pm

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 11:45 am

Two out of every five Americans have misdiagnosed their illnesses after researching their symptoms on the Internet, a new survey has determined.

Conducted by the wellness test organization LetsGetChecked, the poll sampled 2,000 Americans. Of those polled, 65 percent has used the Internet to research symptoms they were experiencing.

Less than 40 percent of respondents said that the results they discovered were reliable. Three-quarters said the Internet research itself made them feel more stressed.

🔦 The polling organization YouGov says that WebMD, a service that lists numerous medical symptoms and their possible causes, is the third-most popular app in the United States.


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