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More on Wikipedia in health care

Posted Jul 25 2009 11:18pm

More on the use of everything Wiki in the delivery (doctors) and understanding (patients) of medical information.  You have to admit, Wiki’s are pretty cool - but does the availability of an abundance of easily digestible information outweigh the qualitative downfalls associated with the anyone-edits format?

…Wikipedia is easier to use than “reputable medical resources” for physicians. Well, then obviously such resources have to figure out how to become as convenient as Wikipedia or prove their worth to doctors. In addition, there is something to be said for the collaborative, online wiki model, which brings together a variety of contributors and can be moderated effectively by experts.

Maybe Wikipedia isn’t the best place for physicians to turn, but that doesn’t mean physicians should avoid wikis in general.

via  Wikis yes, even if Wikipedia no.

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