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Websites should specify level of evidence for information they publish, report says

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:568
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    In May 2000, the French Ministry of Health and the national medical association decided to assess the quality of health information available on the internet and to define a French code of ethics for health sites.

    One of the objectives was to define criteria to assess the quality of information termed “sensitive” because it could influence a decision about the user's health. The main criterion chosen was the level of evidence (“niveau de preuve”) for the statement or claim being …

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