Scope, completeness, and accuracy of drug information in Wikipedia.

@article{Clauson2008ScopeCA,
  title={Scope, completeness, and accuracy of drug information in Wikipedia.},
  author={Kevin A. Clauson and Hyla H. Polen and Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Joan Dzenowagis},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={1814-21}
}
BACKGROUND With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, user-edited online resources such as Wikipedia are increasingly tapped for information. However, there is little research on the quality of health information found in Wikipedia. OBJECTIVE To compare the scope, completeness, and accuracy of drug information in Wikipedia with that of a free, online, traditionally edited database (Medscape Drug Reference [MDR]). METHODS Wikipedia and MDR were assessed on 8 categories of drug information… CONTINUE READING
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