An evaluation of Wikipedia as a resource for patient education in nephrology

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An evaluation of Wikipedia as a resource for patient education in nephrology
Authors: Garry R. Thomas, Lawson Eng, Jacob F. de Wolff, Samir C. Grover
Citation: Seminar in Dialysis 26 (2): 159-163. 2013 March
Database(s): PubMed (PMID/23432369)
DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12059.
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An evaluation of Wikipedia as a resource for patient education in nephrology is an analysis of the quality of Wikipedia articles in the neuphrology area. They looked at comprehensiveness, reliability and readability.

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English Wikipedia version in August 2012. 95 ICD-10 codes

[edit] Method

  • Comprehensiveness. Lookup of articles corresponding to 95 ICD-10 codes
  • Reliability: Just counting the number of references.
  • Readability: 3 different indices of readability.

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