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J Med Syst. 2002 Dec;26(6):519-28.

Health care web sites: are they reliable?

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  • Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA. eclark@uic.edu


Locating reliable health care information on the World Wide Web is difficult and confusing. Thus, Internet users must choose the appropriate resources to guide their health care decisions. This paper will describe the "typical" Internet user. Then, it will compare the three most "comprehensive" web site guidelines. Finally, it will summarize what criteria are necessary to create and maintain reliable health care web sites.

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