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Health Information on the Internet: A Study of Providers, Quality, and Users
     

Health Information on the Internet: A Study of Providers, Quality, and Users

by Rowena Cullen
 

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ISBN-10: 0865693218

ISBN-13: 9780865693210

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The accessibility of health information on the Internet has revolutionized access to clinical information for health practitioners and patients. This access to information has the potential to make a major contribution to health care. However, the effective use of this accessibility depends on an understanding of all the issues involved, from the underlying

Overview

The accessibility of health information on the Internet has revolutionized access to clinical information for health practitioners and patients. This access to information has the potential to make a major contribution to health care. However, the effective use of this accessibility depends on an understanding of all the issues involved, from the underlying technologies and economic pressures, to questions of how best to manage quality and privacy, how people seek and use information, and what the barriers to its use are. Cullen's book also examines the extent of health information on the Internet, the providers of websites and their content, and outlines the nature of the paradigm shift affecting knowledge in the health sector.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865693210
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Illustrations     vi
Preface     vii
Health Information on the Internet     1
The Structures of Knowledge Related to Health Information on the Internet     27
Accessing Health Information on the Internet     55
Quality     35
Physicians and Other Health Professionals' Use of the Internet     111
Consumer Health Information on the Internet     137
Telemedicine and Online Medical Services     155
Future trends and challenges     189
Bibliography     215
Index     239

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