Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia, say scientists

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story imageConcerns over errors in health articles on Wikipedia have caused some scientists to warn against using the free encyclopedia to self diagnose medical conditions.
Most Wikipedia articles representing the 10 most costly medical conditions in the United States contain many errors when checked against standard peer-reviewed sources. Caution should be used when using Wikipedia to answer questions regarding patient care.

Re: An Encyclopedia Is Not A Medical Journal. Film at 11. (Score: 3, Insightful)

by spacebar@pipedot.org on 2014-05-29 17:14 (#1YQ)

Agreed. Not to mention they have one of the most anal groups of editors (the users...) of any website. While not all of these people are qualified, it seems like the ones who are are the most whiny--which is great.
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