A study has been carried out into sources of consumer health information available in the UK, with particular emphasis on the use of electronic sources of health information.
As part of this latter aim, the research has entailed an investigation of the Internet to identify the types ofhealth information available.
This paper discusses briefly the sources ofhealth information that are available to the public, focusing on electronic information sources, and then presents the results from the search ofthe Internet for health information. (The links presented were correct at the time ofgoing to press but, as with the nature of the Internet, some links may change.) The facilities available on the Internet which were used to guide the search are presented.
Twenty major health information sites were identified and examples of the types of subjects presented at each site are given.
The information found is judged for its suitability for the consumer or professional.
In conclusion, the usefulness ofthe Internet as a health information source is considered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Source information, Service information, Information public, Santé, Système information, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Inventaire, Exemple, Stratégie recherche, Ressource Internet, Information santé, Outil recherche, Information électronique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information source, Information service, Public information, Health, Information system, United States, North America, America, Inventory, Example, Search strategy, Internet resource, Health information, Search tool, Electronic information
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0285178
Code Inist : 001A01D. Création : 199608.