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Ten Online Health Resources to Recommend to Patients

Ten Online Health Resources to Recommend to Patients

  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
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  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
  • Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.
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  • ©Goodluz/Shutterstock.com

Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to recommend that will help steer them in a better direction.

Resources:
• Medline Plus
• National Institutes of Health
• Drugs.com
• Womenshealth.gov
• HopkinsMedicine.org
• MayoClinic.org
• UptoDate.com
• Medivizor.com
• National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants
• The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates

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Google is merely a search engine. The problem is that there is nothing to discriminate between good and bad sites. Furthermore, the "bad" sites are probably more adept and do more to get hits that those sites with good information, so they come out on top of the Google hits list! While there have been proposals to grade various medical sites, nothing like that has ever been implemented. Many of the sites with bad info, furthermore, are well-intentioned, just wrong. Unless you have a good background in medicine, there just is not any way to even begin discriminating between different sites. It is up to medical professionals to help their patients obtain correct, quality information. As things currently stand there is not even a mechanism to sue a "bad" site for misinformation that resulted in harm to a patient. More attention needs to be paid to this important arena. There has been little, if any, improvement on medical information on the internet even in the few years since I published an article on the subject in Wisconsin Lawyer! Philip M. Kober, JD, MD, PhD

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