Questions to help determine whether medical info on website is acceptable.

Last updated 4 years ago First published 01 March, 2017

Researchers plan to develop smartphone apps with simple decision trees for daily situations. Here, answers to three questions help someone determine whether medical information on a website is minimally acceptable.

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Erin Otwell Science News magazine
  • Recommends a specific treatment? NO. YES.
  • Don’t trust.
  • Provides a reference? NO. YES.
  • Don’t trust.
  • Informs about benefits and harms. NO. YES.
  • Accept for now.
  • Don't trust.