Tuesday, July 03, 2012

B - Wikipedia: a tool for health promotion

Heilman JM, Kemman E, Bonert M. et al. Wikipedia: a key tool for global public health promotion. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2011;13(1):e14
(doi: 10.2196/jimr.1589)

The paper discusses the intricacies, strengths, and weaknesses of Wikipedia as a source of health information and compares it with other medical wikis. Several examples of partnerships show that it is possible to strenghten its biomedical content and use it as a tool for worldwide health promotion.
http://www.jmir.org/2011/1/e14/

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