Dr. Wikipedia: The ‘Double-Edged Sword’ Of Crowdsourced Medicine
February 08, 2014
Wikipedia has become a go-to source for definitions, celebrity facts, and now, medical information. A study by the IMS Health Institute published in January names Wikipedia as the “single leading source” of health care information for both patients and health care professionals.
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Davis says students are supposed to be looking out for things such as misleading statements or missing information.
“Because they’re not experts, they couldn’t point out that there were errors,” Davis says.