Wikipedia Top Health Care Information Source For Patients & Health Care Professionals

Wikipedia is the single leading source of medical information for patients and health care professionals, according to research by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. During 2013, the top 100 English Wikipedia pages for health care topics were accessed an average of 1.9 million times. Pages about rare conditions showed a higher visit frequency than pages for common conditions. Wikipedia content is not peer reviewed; however, informal or formal working groups often oversee content changes on any given health care-related page. An assessment of 50 . . .

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