How to measure the quality of surgery-related web sites.

  title={How to measure the quality of surgery-related web sites.},
  author={Irina Yermilov and Warren Allen Chow and Lara L Devgan and Martin A. Makary and Clifford Y. Ko},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={74 10},
Appropriateness and adequacy of health information on the Internet varies. Given there is no validated instrument for web site evaluation focusing on elective general surgical procedures, our goal was to create a composite score as a web site quality rating system. The components of a composite score were developed through a literature review and included Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality guidelines of "Having Surgery? What You Need to Know" and previously published health-related web… CONTINUE READING

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