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Should clinicians edit Wikipedia to engage a wider world web?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 03 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4275
  1. M Kint, visiting medical student (University of Amsterdam)1,
  2. D P Hart, senior lecturer in haematology2
  1. 1Haemophilia Centre, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London E1 1BB, UK
  2. 2Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
  1. kint_michelle{at}

The “parents’ perspective” in the clinical review on the diagnosis and management of haemophilia highlights the responsibility of clinical teams to “coach and guide” people with a newly diagnosed rare genetic condition.1 The requirement for specialist teams to provide up to date information resources for the public is increasingly challenging, with the expectation of immediate availability, as offered online.

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