Melanoma information on the Internet: often incomplete--a public health opportunity?

  title={Melanoma information on the Internet: often incomplete--a public health opportunity?},
  author={Christopher K. Bichakjian and Jennifer L. Schwartz and Timothy S. Wang and Janette M Hall and Timothy M. Johnson and Janet Sybil Biermann},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={20 1},
PURPOSE To assess the accuracy and completeness of information regarding melanoma on the Internet, retrieved by use of search engines. METHODS The first 30 uniform/universal resource locators (URLs) from each of eight search engines using the search term "melanoma" were retrieved for evaluation of accuracy and completeness using a 35-point checklist rating system instrument. Four reviewers independently rated each of 35 sites, and one reviewer rated all 74 assessable sites. Kappa statistics… CONTINUE READING

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