Australian patients warned off ‘Dr Google’

One in five Australians is misusing prescription and over-the-counter medications and leading medical advisers are warning of the risks associated with self-diagnosis and the reliance on “Dr Google”.The chairman of the Australian Medical Association council of general practice, Dr Brian Morton, said doctors were finding it increasingly concerning that patients were misusing their medication, referring to the internet for advice rather than consulting a trusted GP.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/patients-warned-off-dr-google-20100925-15rob.html
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/power-of-dr-google-worries-gps-20100925-15rky.html

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