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Respiratory Care: Professional Medical Websites

Skills - Evaluating Health Information

The Medical Library Association has four recommended Content Evaluation Guidelines for finding and evaluation health information on the Web:

  1. Site sponsorship
  2. Information currency
  3. Fact or Opinion
  4. Intended audience

 

Resources - Health & Medical Websites for Diseases, Disorders, Conditions & Syndromes

Health and medical websites are a good resource for general medical background knowledge of a disease. Sections of a site may provide:

  • etiology
  • incidence
  • pathology
  • signs/symptoms
  • prognosis
  • course of the disease
  • medical treatments
  • precautions