September 1, 2009
Seventy-four percent of U.S. nurses recommend health-related Web sites to their patients, according to a survey by Manhattan Research.
Twenty percent of U.S. nurses said they did not recommend health-related Web sites to their patients, while 6% said they did not know.
According to the survey, the average nurse spends eight hours per week online for professional purposes -- the same amount as physicians.
The survey also found that more than 80% of U.S. nurses have visited a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device company Web site in the past year.
Results are based on a Q2 2009 online survey of 1,001 U.S. practicing nurses and physician assistants.
Source: Manhattan Research, "Taking the Pulse Nurses"
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