medical information highway
medical information highwayThe linked network of thousands of readily accessible medical web pages on the Internet that can be used to obtain medical information updates. The principal difficulty is the embarras de richesse . Reliability can be assessed in much the same way as in paper publications by an assessment of the status of the institutions publishing in this way and of the professional status of the authors, and a careful and critical review of the content. The full text of nearly all major general medical journals is accessible on the Internet and most now publish regular lists of addresses of reliable medical web sites. See also MEDICAL COMPUTING and TELEMEDICINE.
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