Source of information for health care for adult Canadians 2018

Most common sources of information about healthcare for Canadians in 2018

Source of information for health care for adult Canadians 2018 This timeline is based on a survey conducted each year among adult Canadians. This survey shows the most common sources of information about healthcare for Canadians in 2018. Over 60 percent of respondents named their primary care provider as their leading source of information about healthcare.
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Most common sources of information about healthcare for Canadians in 2018

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Percentage of respondents
My primary care provider61%
Google or other online search engine48%
Family members or friends37%
Web MD (website)27%
Other health care providers (not primary)19%
Print media like books, journals, newspapers or magazines16%
Other website16%
Fellow patients or others with similar health conditions15%
Broadcast media, such as radio and TV15%
Wikipedia12%
Other5%
I do not access health care information6%
Percentage of respondents
My primary care provider61%
Google or other online search engine48%
Family members or friends37%
Web MD (website)27%
Other health care providers (not primary)19%
Print media like books, journals, newspapers or magazines16%
Other website16%
Fellow patients or others with similar health conditions15%
Broadcast media, such as radio and TV15%
Wikipedia12%
Other5%
I do not access health care information6%
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This timeline is based on a survey conducted each year among adult Canadians. This survey shows the most common sources of information about healthcare for Canadians in 2018. Over 60 percent of respondents named their primary care provider as their leading source of information about healthcare.
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