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
ISBN-10:
0865693226
ISBN-13:
9780865693227
Pub. Date:
11/28/2005
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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Overview

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

Cullen (information management, Victoria U. of Wellington, New Zealand) brings together the knowledge of various disciplines contributing to the development of health information on the Internet to address in one place the scattered professional audiences for such information--health informaticians, librarians, doctors, nurses, Web content managers, health-care managers, and others. Cullen addresses information needs and behavior and information sources directed toward practitioners, patients, and their caregivers primarily in Western, English-speaking countries. The volume is not a webliography of best sources but rather focuses on research and theory: Topics include where and how health information is found online; issues related to quality; the needs of clinicians and the needs of patients, and how they can best be met; and the growth of telemedicine. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865693227
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(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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