What is the quality of surgery-related information on the Internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations

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What is the quality of surgery-related information on the Internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations
Authors: Irina Yermilov, Warren Chow, Lara Devgan, Martin A. Makary, Clifford Y. Ko
Citation: Journal of the American College of Surgeons 207 (4): 580-586. 2008 October
Database(s): PubMed (PMID/18926463)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.04.034.
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What is the quality of surgery-related information on the internet? Lessons learned from a standardized evaluation of 10 common operations describes the quality of surgery-related information obtained with Google searches. A distinction is made between sponsored and unsponsored links and the webpages returned were evaluated based on 16 quality features, - mostly related to comprehensiveness of information on the websites.

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