The Wikipedia guide to medicine

  title={The Wikipedia guide to medicine},
  author={Teun Teunis},
Could the online encyclopaedia provide the basis for a new medical school curriculum? 


Should clinicians edit Wikipedia to engage a wider world web?
The “parents’ perspective” in the clinical review on the diagnosis and management of haemophilia highlights the responsibility of clinical teams to “coach and guide” people with a newly diagnosedExpand
Learning Chronobiology by Improving Wikipedia
46 students in a university course edited Wikipedia to enhance public access to important discoveries in chronobiology and report significantly increased comfort with reading, critiquing, and summarizing primary literature and benefited from seeing their work edited by other scientists and editors of Wikipedia. Expand
eLearning: A review of Internet‐based continuing medical education
The results demonstrate that Internet‐based CME programs are just as effective in imparting knowledge as traditional formats of CME, and these positive changes in knowledge are translated into changes in pratice. Expand
The pathology informatics curriculum wiki: Harnessing the power of user-generated content
An open, on-line wiki that indexes the pathology informatics content in a larger public wiki, Wikipedia, and organizes it into educational modules based on the 2003 standard curriculum approved by the Association for Pathology Informatics (API). Expand
Evaluation of Pharmacist Use and Perception of Wikipedia as a Drug Information Resource
Although the majority of respondents reported that they do not use Wikipedia as a drug information resource, only one third of pharmacists who reported use of Wikipedia for drug information were aware that anyone can edit the information. Expand
Do otolaryngology out-patients use the internet prior to attending their appointment?
Otolaryngology patients' access to, and use of, the Internet as a medical information resource is determined, to identify factors that make patients more likely to use it, and to determine how useful they find this information. Expand
Scope, Completeness, and Accuracy of Drug Information in Wikipedia
Wikipedia has a more narrow scope, is less complete, and has more errors of omission than the comparator database, and should only be a supplemental source of drug information. Expand
Quality of Internet information in pediatric otolaryngology: a comparison of three most referenced websites.
Both Wikipedia and MedlinePlus have lower content accuracy and more errors, however MedlinePlus is simplest of all to read, at a 9th Grade level, and eMedicine has the most accurate, comprehensive content and fewest errors, but is more challenging to read and navigate. Expand
Accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia: an assessment.
This study examined Wikipedia content for the class of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), indicated for treatment of dyslipidemias, and found that Wikipedia fared poorly with regard to completeness, but that 100% of the information elements covered by Wikipedia were deemed to be mostly or entirely correct. Expand
Junior physician's use of Web 2.0 for information seeking and medical education: A qualitative study
Web 2.0 use represents a profound departure from previous learning and decision processes which were normally controlled by senior medical staff or medical schools, and the manner in which physicians are using it suggest effective use derives from the mitigating actions by the individual physician. Expand