Portals to Wonderland: Health portals lead to confusing information about the effects of health care

@article{Glenton2005PortalsTW,
  title={Portals to Wonderland: Health portals lead to confusing information about the effects of health care},
  author={Claire Glenton and Elizabeth J. Paulsen and Andrew D. Oxman},
  journal={BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
BACKGROUND The Internet offers a seemingly endless amount of health information of varying quality. Health portals, which provide entry points to quality-controlled collections of websites, have been hailed as a solution to this problem. The objective of this study is to assess the extent to which government-run health portals provide access to relevant, valid and understandable information about the effects of health care. METHODS We selected eight clinically relevant questions for which… CONTINUE READING
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