It is very, very important that the patient research health issues in a thorough, responsible fashion on the web. There is a lot of false information on the web, and get-well “gimmicks” even behind professional looking websites. It does not take a medical degree to make a professional-looking WordPress healthcare website, that will take PayPal, thank you. It helps for the patient to be educated about healthcare by browsing the health web intelligentlly, which is very possible with some of the resources of the internet, and it is free.
HON Code: a Start to Insure Good Health Information
There is currently in place a system of certification for healtcare websites, called “HONCode”. The website has to abide by 8 principles of Conduct.(see on their
website.) Websites that comply have the following icon:
This site has applied for this accredidation, and there is no widespread uniformity of acceptance, but there is certain to be guidelines established, since patients are increasingly using the net for healtHcare information.
Here follow some of the tried-and-true, accepted, sound, valid websites for health information for patients. Ask your doctor, if there are any other recommended sites.
Controversial Areas of Medical Practice are Examined, and discussed, from the collective mindset of almost 400,000 doctors. Designed for patients so that they can be knowledgable about the issues in question.
The author, Dr. Weinbery, a Critical Care Specialist at a New York Hospital, spend three years researching medical web sites. From his website….”Now, Harlan R. Weinberg, MD, a respected critical care doctor, has taken on the challenge to provide up-to-date, helpful information for health professionals, patients and their families about the resources available on the Internet, exhaustively researching the Web to provide a directory of the best medical websites. Organized by disease or condition, and covering nearly one hundred afflictions from AIDS/HIV medicine to wound care, he offers an annotated list of sites that are both reliable and easy to understand. With Dr. Weinberg’s help, you can navigate the Internet with confidence and get the right advice at the right time.”
Website by doctors examining 5 test of many specialties that should cause the patient to ask the doc if it is necessary, or to get a second opinion
(Needs an Update; published in 2009)
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