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Trying to measure the quality of health information on the internet: is it time to move on?

Abstract

The Internet has forever changed the way we access and obtain health information. In 2006, the Pew Internet & American Life Project estimated that almost 80% of Internet users had searched for online health information, with medical diseases, health problems, medical treatment, and nutrition being the most popular topics. Yet, for almost 2 decades, ever since Tim Berners-Lee introduced the World Wide Web to the public, there has continued to be an underlying concern about the quality of health information available online.

Deshpande, Amol, and Alejandro R. Jadad. "Trying to measure the quality of health information on the internet: is it time to move on?." The Journal of Rheumatology 36, no. 1 (January 2009): 1-3.  

12 January 2009

Bibliographic Data

Title:

Trying to measure the quality of health information on the internet: is it time to move on?

Author(s):

Deshpande, Amol; Jadad, Alejandro R.

Journal

The Journal of Rheumatology, 36(1), pp. 1-3
(2009-01)

URL:

Full article

DOI:

10.3899/jrheum.081101

PMID:

19208527

Keyword(s):

Health Education, Information Dissemination, Information Services, Internet

Citation:

Deshpande, Amol, and Alejandro R. Jadad. "Trying to measure the quality of health information on the internet: is it time to move on?." The Journal of Rheumatology 36, no. 1 (January 2009): 1-3.  

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