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.
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