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Boots teams up to Web MD to provide patient info

In Health industry on October 22, 2009 by Hanna Tagged: ,

This new website from Boots and U.S.-based Web MD uses information from “NHS Choices, BMJ Best Treatments, WebMD and Boots” (NeLM news). Interesting features include a symptom checker and questions to ask your doctor. It has a comprehensive editorial policy covering conflicts of interest and a section explaining how to spot sponsored content (the tension between the two still remaining however, why not just go to NHS Choices?…choice of course…). The health areas it covers are comprehensive, not just minor ailments, primary care issues that you would expect. Perhaps as well as my future were-that-I-had-time-to-do study looking at Pubmed v NHS Evidence v Trip in terms of utility for scoping/systematic searching I’ll widen it to look at the best evidence based consumer health sites, unless this has already been done? This seems to be an expanding market.

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