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Views on Health Care Technology: Americans Consider The Risks and Sources of Information.

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posted on 2008-11-01, 00:00 authored by C L Schur, Michael BerkMichael Berk
We conducted a survey to learn about Americans' familiarity with specific technologies, their sources of information, and their trust in those sources. Our findings indicate a high degree of familiarity with common devices and procedures as well as a high level of interest in better understanding them. Americans are broadly supportive of new technology, but there was not blanket acceptance of all technologies. Family and friends are the main source of information on specific technologies, but a personal physician is identified as the most trusted source when Americans consider potential risks and benefits of using a new technology.

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Journal

Health Affairs

Volume

27

Issue

6

Pagination

1654 - 1664

Publisher

Project HOPE

Location

United States

ISSN

0278-2715

eISSN

1544-5208

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

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