European Commission to publish a code of practice for websites

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 09 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:567
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Commission is aiming to publish a code of good practice for health websites in June. This will contain a set of criteria for quality and is part of a wider programme to clarify the legal aspects of online information and promote best practice.

    The importance of health related websites is underlined by Erkki Liikanen, the commissioner of the information society when he noted recently that “more internet users have sought medical information …

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