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November 7, 2001

Quality of Health Information on the Internet—Reply

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

In Reply: Dr Kalichman and colleagues illustrate the urgency of providing readable health information by demonstrating how many chronically ill individuals with less than a high school education currently use the Internet as a resource for health information.

We were pleased to learn how well the Web sites selected for breast cancer in our study corresponded to the list of Web sites that were provided by Mr Fogel and colleagues: 7 of the 10 Web sites we studied were also among the 14 most popular among patients with breast cancer.

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