Monday, October 30, 2006

85 million Americans CAN be wrong

A recent PEW Internet survey demonstrates that of the 80% of American Internet users who ahe searched for health information, only 25% check the source and date of the information all of most of the time. That translates to approximatel 85 million Americans whoa re "gathering health advice onlnie without consistently examining the quality indicators of the information they find. View the full PEW report here

To make sure YOU know how to evaluate health information sources on the WWW, check out some of these tools:

National Library of Medicine's Evaluating HealthInformation: a tutorial

Health on the Net (HON) Code of Conduct for medical and health Web sites

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