Health related websites are frequently accessed on the internet. A poll in August 2001 concluded that almost 100 million American adults regularly go on line for information about health care. As over 100 000 sites offer health related information, “trying to get information from the internet is like drinking from a fire hose, you don’t even know what the source of the water is.”
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