Medical Information on the Internet

Medical Information on the Internet 

If you use the Internet for medical information:

 

Look for a balanced view - not just one site.

 

Remember that anyone can publish anything on the Internet.

 

Make sure the authors and their qualifications are listed.

 

Look at what other reliable information the site refers to.

 

Check that the site is regularly updated.

 

Look for advertising which might influence the information on the site.

 

Avoid online consultations or diagnoses.

 

Check on privacy and confidentiality.

 

Sites from outside the UK may mention treatments that are not available here.