Aging & Disability

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Evaluating Health Information

With the proliferation of information available on the Internet, it is important for practitioners and patients alike to critically evaluate any information you find. The following general searching tips and web resources will help you be successful in selecting reliable sources for your health information.

Key Strategies for Evaluation

Is the information accurate?

Do other websites provide the same information? Does it seem to be based on research?

Are the creators qualified experts?

What can you learn from the site about who sponsors the site and who has created the information?

Is the information biased?

Why do you think the authors or sponsors have published this information on the Internet?

Is the information current?‚Äč

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