Doctors Relying on Wikipedia for Disease Information?

the MPR take:

A report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics has found that Wikipedia is the #1 source for physicians and patients on healthcare information, with 50% of doctors using Wikipedia. Doctors often use it for information on specific conditions; however the IMS report notes that disease-related articles are constantly being changed, some even as much as 46 times in one month. A new task force, known as Wikiproject Medicine, will take on the challenge of improving the quality of information found on Wikipedia.

Doctors' Relying on Wikipedia for Disease Information?
Doctors' Relying on Wikipedia for Disease Information?
Fifty percent of physicians look up conditions on the site, and some are editing articles themselves to improve the quality of available information. In spite of all of our teachers' and bosses' warnings that it's not a trustworthy source of information, we all rely on Wikipedia. One in three ...






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