Dr. Wikipedia

Dr. Wikipedia: The ‘Double-Edged Sword’ Of Crowdsourced Medicine
February 08, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/02/08/273680018/dr-wikipedia-the-double-edged-sword-of-crowd-sourced-medicine

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.
http://www.imshealth.com/portal/site/imshealth/menuitem.c76283e8bf81e98f53c753c71ad8c22a/?vgnextoid=ebc072cc270b3410VgnVCM10000076192ca2RCRD

cf (a failed forecast):
Wikipedia: A ‘Victim Of Its Own Success?’
September 23, 2009
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113128568

related:

Wikipedia Teams Up With Academia
November 02, 2010
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131018359
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.

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