Patient experiences with MedlinePlus.gov: a survey of internal medicine patients.

@article{Smalligan2008PatientEW,
  title={Patient experiences with MedlinePlus.gov: a survey of internal medicine patients.},
  author={Roger D. Smalligan and Emily O Campbell and Hassan M. Ismail},
  journal={Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 8},
  pages={1019-22}
}
BACKGROUND In 2004, the American College of Physicians joined with the National Library of Medicine in an effort to help patients find reliable health information free of commercial bias as the Web site MedlinePlus.gov. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the MedlinePlus.gov site as perceived by patients who were referred to the site by their internist. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 27-item questionnaire developed by the American College of Physicians Foundation was distributed… CONTINUE READING

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