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Health Information on the Internet: A Study of Providers, Quality, and Users

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:607
  1. Birte Twisselmann, assistant editor (web) (
  1. BMJ

    This book—painstakingly researched and compiled over four years by an assistant professor in information management in Victoria, New Zealand—is a laudable attempt to capture thoroughly the bewildering array of global health information available on the internet and to elucidate how the internet has changed the way in which healthcare consumers and providers communicate. Inevitably, given the time it took to write, some of the information is not up to date—access to is not universally free any more, for example.

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    Rowena Cullen

    Praeger £16.99/$29.95, pp 272 ISBN 0 86569 322 6

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    The author argues that a paradigm shift has taken place as the …

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