What is IHC?
Rights & Responsibilities
Site Evaluation Drill
Millions of people are "surfing" the
Web or logging on to online services looking for information about a health condition. But not all health information is created equal. Promotions of
bogus medications and medical devices abound. Information on a Web site
doesn't mean it's any more reliable than something you read in a tabloid or hear on a talk
abstracts on quackery and unreliable health information illustrates this point.
However, there are things that you can do to learn how to judge the quality of online
health information. This exercise is designed to help you think through and
determine if a Web site is providing trustworthy health information and support for you, a
family member, or friend.
Please select a health-related Web site that you would like to evaluate and answer the
Source: The Science Panel on Interactive
Communication and Health, March 1998