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German health ministry forum monitors quality of health information

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:568
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Three years ago the Federal Ministry of Health set up the Health Information System Action Forum (“afgis”) ( to ensure that health information in the electronic media was of the highest quality and to improve the use of electronic media in various fields of health care.

    The forum is also is supposed to develop criteria and instruments for the judgment of health information quality and to point out risks and weaknesses of available …

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