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Is The Internet a Good Source of Medical Information?
The Internet is a good source of medical information
People may find a lot of information on conditions that are not urgent enough to require a physician consultancy.
Several research documents and medical trials are available online.
There are times when physicians are inadequate. One instance is when they give the
to a patient.
Digitized medical information on internet could allow
AI to help physicians
, which leads to better and faster diagnoses for patients.
Most of the information found on the Internet is useful.
Some people or companies have interest in spreading false information.
There is contradictory information on the internet depending on which website one visits.
Internet users are hampered in their ability to send information on their symptoms. For example, a rash might have different medical solutions depending on the symptoms that allow doctors to identify the cause of the rash.
Medication and treatment plans need to be organised in the physical world rather than the internet to be most effective for an individual. This means internet research does not cut it for those suffering symptoms who need treatment.
Sometimes people share information without having competences, just for the purpose of visibility or other trivial reasons.
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