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November 7, 2001

Quality of Health Information on the Internet

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;286(17):2092-2095. doi:10.1001/jama.286.17.2091

To the Editor: Dr Berland and colleagues1 evaluated Internet health information about breast cancer, depression, obesity, and childhood asthma. They caution that their research was not a natural experiment of using actual Internet consumers. We performed a study (unpublished) of patients with breast cancer during the same period, between October and December 2000. We asked 188 women with breast cancer to report the 5 Web sites they used most for breast health/women's health issues.

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