Notions of reliability: Considering the importance of difference in guiding patients to health care Web sites

S.A. Adams, A.A. de Bont

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Abstract

Objectives:
This article analyzes the efforts of three organizations to provide a standard that guides Internet users to reliable health care sites.

Methods:
Comparison of health Internet sites, interviews and document studies.

Results:
In comparing these approaches, three different constructions of reliability are identified.

Conclusions:
The resulting possibilities and restrictions of these constructions for users that are searching for health information on the Internet are revealed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-312
JournalMethods of Information in Medicine
Volume42
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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