Quality of healthcare websites: A comparison of a general-purpose vs. domain-specific search engine.

Joanna Abraham*, Madhu Reddy

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Abstract

In a pilot study, we had five typical Internet users evaluate the quality of health websites returned by a general-purpose search engine (Google) and a healthcare-specific search engine (Healthfinder). The evaluators used a quality criteria developed by Mitretek/Health Information Technology Institute. Although both search engines provided high quality health websites, we found some important differences between the two types of search engines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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