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Dr Wikipedia: The rise of websites as sources of information for doctors
 

Dr Wikipedia: The rise of websites as sources of information for doctors

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Wikipedia is the top source of healthcare information for both doctors and patients as half of the physicians’ worldwide use the site complementarily for information, especially for rare conditions.
 
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1 Nov 2016 - General
 
As the article mentioned Wikipedia serves as starting point for self-education. Having base medical knowledge we know on if what we are reading is false or not. Typically I do read from wikipedia for quick reference and at times use it for papers but as long as the reference in reference list isa reliable one. If there are diagnostics or treatments and the like I do not allow it to be written in stone as i would rather consult a medical textbool or a reliable medical wesbite such as medscape, cd...
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