Study: 90 percent of health information on Wikipedia is wrong

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29 May 2014 00:06 #44786 by jemco
Here's the source:
www.jaoa.org/content/114/5/334.full

Many of us have seen the lies on Wikipedia regarding MMS. Well, now we have further evidence of Wikipedia lies.
Here's my local news report on the article:
5/28/14 12:47 PM
If you have a question about your health, do you use Wikipedia?

The crowd-sourcing online encyclopedia is a popular tool for some students and others to find a quick answer, but it may be a destination to avoid for health information.

A study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association tested the reliability of the crowd-sourced entries on Wikipedia.

Researchers looked at the 10 most costly medical conditions in the country – like lung cancer, back pain, and osteoarthritis.

They found the Wikipedia entries contradict medical research for peer-reviewed journals about 90 percent of the time – information on nine out of 10 entries had errors.

But it’s not just people at home using it – the study found that 47 to 70 percent of physicians and medical students use it as a reference.

The researchers conclude that caution should be exercised when using websites such as Wikipedia for any medical questuh on traject
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01 Jun 2014 20:14 #44905 by jemco
I have attached the file as a pdf, to provide access in case the originating web site removes access to it.
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01 Mar 2018 17:12 #57767 by nigelisok
that low, eh? ;)

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01 Mar 2018 20:38 #57768 by gabyher
Wikipedia is an effective, low cost disinformation tool. I don't use it at all. The 'errors' are not errors, they are lies.
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