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WebWatch 2010: An insight into use of the web in the health and medical sector

A free report and statistics on use of the web in the health and medical sector from Private Healthcare UK


Private Healthcare UK has released the findings of its third annual WebWatch Report, using data from Hitwise. The report which is free to download provides a snapshot of web activity in the private healthcare sector and an insight into the health issues about which web users are concerned. The report includes information about gender and age of visitors to health and medical sites, search engine use, the most visited health information sites, the health and medical sector’s share of all web activity and the most visited private hospital and health insurance company sites. 


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Report highlights

  • Three of the top twenty most visited UK web sites in the Health and Medical sector relate to obesity, weight loss and dieting.

  • Three search terms related to BMI (body mass index) are in the top ten most commonly searched terms in the health sector.

  • NHS Choices is the most visited site in the Health and Medical sector in the UK, followed by Boots, and WeightWatchers.

  • The report also reveals that the specific phrases “arthritis”, “autism” and “blood pressure” were the top three most common disease/medical conditions searched for.

  • Women make up the majority (nearly fifty five per cent) of people who use the internet to research health and medical issues with the over 45s making up 44% of total web users looking for health and medical information on the web.

  • Private Healthcare UK holds a strong position in the healthcare web sector, and continues to grow its market share in the health and medical market.


The latest report shows that people are increasingly reliant on the web as a resource for a wide range of information about health and medical services.  Private Healthcare UK continues to grow in popularity, and in helping people to make the right choice of healthcare provider.  The site provides healthcare consumers with reliable and easy to use information about private healthcare options and enables them to make informed decisions about treatment, healthcare providers and insurance.


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