Wikipedia: Passes Cancer Test

Wikipedia: Passes Cancer Test

It is a natural first click to Wikipedia when anyone is searching to check out something that is not known, and it is similarly normal to double-check the source, just to confirm the that info provide by the site is accurate.

US-based researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania set out with the aim to evaluate the coverage, correctness, and readability of cancer information from a Wikipedia with a peer-reviewed web site, the patient-oriented National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query all-inclusive cancer record.

To their shock, the Wiki resource had comparable amount of accurateness and profundity to the proficiently edited database, it was considerably less decipherable. Further research is compulsory to evaluate how this tends to influence patients' understanding and retention.

Less decipherable, noted one of the study's authors, Yaacov Lawrence, MD and Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Jefferson Medical College, since the Wikipedia entry was written at a higher reading level, that is, college level than the level of a 15 year old.

The good thing about it was the least number of errors were found in the system, which is a proof that those in need of cancer information should not give it another thought to make that click and find out about the disease form this site.


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