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Medical News & Perspectives
April 5, 2000

Ensuring Ethical Internet Information

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JAMA. 2000;283(13):1677-1678. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1677-JMN0405-3-1

Washington—Ten days remain in which to comment on an endeavor that participants hope will improve the health content of the Internet, content that is changing the practice of medicine in the United States and elsewhere. At least 15,000 World Wide Web sites carry health and medical information, and they have been subject to little regulation. The Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHC), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to quality health care resources on the Internet, is trying to remedy this far from satisfactory situation.