Accessing Reliable Health Information on the Web: A Review of the HON Approach
Célia Boyer, Arnaud Gaudinat, Allan Hanbury, Ron D. Appel, Marion J. Ball, Michel Carpentier, Jan H. van Bemmel, Jean-Paul Bergmans, Denis Hochstrasser, Donald Lindberg, Randolph Miller, Jean-Claude Peterschmitt, Charles Safran, Michèle Thonnet, Antoine Geissbühler
Accessing online health content of high quality and reliability presents challenges. Laypersons cannot easily differentiate trustworthy content from misinformed or manipulated content. This article describes complementary approaches for members of the general public and health professionals to find trustworthy content with as little bias as possible. These include the Khresmoi health search engine (K4E), the Health On the Net Code of Conduct (HONcode) and health trust indicator Web browser extensions.
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