Jay Walsh, head of communications at the Wikimedia Foundation, says: 'Wikipedia shouldn't be taken as a 100% reliable source of medical information. ... But Wikipedia always strives for a degree of improvement.'
And as for physicians, there's no excuse turning to Wikipedia as a source when reputable medical resources are a few more keystrokes away. Although these other sites might require more time for a busy clinician, doctors need to eschew convenience to ensure their decisions are based on sound medical information.