Canadian GPs believe that media health reporting could be betterBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7198.1578a (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1578
- David Spurgeon
Canadian general practitioners are concerned about the lack of accuracy in media coverage of health issues, according to a recent survey.
Only 34% of Canadian general practitioners in a recent poll considered media reports on medical health information to be highly accurate, while another 33% doubted reporters' ability to provide accurate and practical advice for people to lead healthier lives. Despite this, 72% thought that media coverage of health issues was generally a good …