Patient-oriented cancer information on the Internet: a comparison of Wikipedia and a professionally maintained database

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Patient-oriented cancer information on the Internet: a comparison of Wikipedia and a professionally maintained database
Authors: Malolan S. Rajagopalan, Vineet K. Khanna, Yaacov Leiter, Meghan Stott, Timothy N. Showalter, Adam P. Dicker, Yaacov R. Lawrence
Citation: Journal of Oncology Practice 7 (5): 319-323. 2011 September
Database(s): PubMed (PMID/22211130)
DOI: 10.1200/JOP.2010.000209.
Link(s): http://www.jopasco.org/site/er/JOP000209.pdf
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Patient-oriented cancer information on the Internet: a comparison of Wikipedia and a professionally maintained database is a study on coverage, accuracy and readability of cancer information on Wikipedia compared against National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ).

See also abstract Accuracy of cancer information on the internet: a comparison of a wiki with a professionally maintained database.


The researchers found that Wikipedia and PDQ had similar accuracy and depth (coverage), but Wikipedia had poorer readability.

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