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Quality of health information on the internet has improved

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7337.0/d (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:d

The quality of health information on the internet has improved over the past few years despite concerns over poor quality and its possible consequences. Four years after it was found to be of poor quality, a re-evaluation of information on managing fever in children at home, suggests an overall improvement in adherence to guidelines for quality of content. However, Pandolfini and Bonati (p 582) stress that monitoring health information on the internet for accuracy, completeness, and consistency is still fundamental.



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