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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030112.

The impact of Internet medical information on personal medical behavior


Li Yang*, Chu Fuling

Corresponding Author:
Li Yang

Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
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With the rapid development of Internet medical care, related information has been spread and popularized, but the research of Internet medical information has received corresponding attention. Based on the CHNS survey data, this paper uses the propensity score matching method to study the impact of Internet medical information on individual medical behavior choices. The study found that Internet medical information has a significant impact on the choice of individual medical behavior. However, further research shows that Internet medical information has prompted people to actively prevent diseases and tend to rational diagnosis and treatment, but it also has a certain diversion of patients. It can be seen that in the construction of Internet medical care in China, we should continue to intensify efforts to build, break the barriers of knowledge and information on common diseases, promote the people to actively prevent and cure diseases, rationally seek medical treatment, and improve the health of residents from the source.


Internet, Medical Information, Medical Behaviors, Propensity Score Matching, Treatment Effect

Cite This Paper

Li Yang, Chu Fuling. The impact of Internet medical information on personal medical behavior. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 1: 104-122. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030112.


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