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August 26, 1998

Internet Health Ratings Systems: Knowledge vs Babel

JAMA. 1998;280(8):697-699. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-8-jbk0826

To the Editor.—We appreciate Dr Jadad and Ms Gagliardi's1 presentation of the weaknesses of current quality-ranking instruments on the Internet. However, we believe that there is an urgent need to apply traditional measures of scholarship in filtering Internet-based health information. Projects to select, critique, and rate sites can provide strong support for scientific medicine in this new medium.

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