Public health information on world wide web is hard to find

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7120.1469 (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1469
  1. David A Agbamu (dagbamu@pathologists.org.uk), Consultant histopathologista,
  2. Ewen Sim, Specialist registrar in histopathologyb
  1. a Department of Histopathology, Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral L49 5PE
  2. b Department of Histopathology, Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD

    Editor—Impicciatore et al, and Wyatt in his commentary on their article, draw attention to the problem of the quality of public health information on the world wide web.1 They do not, however, address the perhaps more serious issues of locating the information in the first place and the accessibility of this information to the general public.

    The two most widely used web browsers, Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, have built in links to web pages devoted to …

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