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Good online medical help

By Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

The issue is: where can you trust online for medical advice? New Scientist had an article based on published studies reviewing medical quality of online sites. That plus another pointer are listed here.

  • wikipedia in fact was found to have high accuracy on medical matters, with the possible problem being incompleteness (not just in coverage, but in mentioning possible side effects or drug interactions).
  • USA national library of medicine
  • Mayo clinic (non-profit organisation)
  • Written and reviewed by doctors
  • Unlike the others, gives what it feels like for the patient and relatives.

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