The low availability of metadata elements for evaluating the quality of medical information on the World Wide Web

@article{Shon1999TheLA,
  title={The low availability of metadata elements for evaluating the quality of medical information on the World Wide Web},
  author={John Shon and Mark A. Musen},
  journal={Proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={1999},
  pages={945-9}
}
A great barrier to the use of Internet resources for patient education is the concern over the quality of information available. We conducted a study to determine what information was available in Web pages, both within text and metadata source code, that could be used in the assessment of information quality. Analysis of pages retrieved from 97 unique sites using a simple keyword search for "breast cancer treatment" on a generic and a health-specific search engine revealed that basic… CONTINUE READING
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