For many people nowadays, the first port of call upon discovering an unusual rash or feeling a worrying pain is not the doctor, but rather Google
. Figures from Eurostat
show the countries which are relying the most on medical information from the internet
. In the Netherlands
, almost three quarters of respondents said that they had turned to the web for health-related information - an increase of 27 percentage points on 2006. Denmark
and the United Kingdom
are also among the top European countries turning to Google et al for advice.