Who do parents trust most for child health advice?

GPs have been rated as the most trusted source of child health information in Australia, well ahead of pharmacists, paediatricians and ‘Dr Google'.

More than 90% of parents have sought child health advice from a GP in the past six months, and 75% trust GPs "a lot", according to a survey of more than 2000 parents by the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne.

In comparison, only 37% of parents say they place a lot of trust in pharmacists, 54% in paediatricians and 25% in telephone helplines (see list below).

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