An evaluation of sepsis Web sites for patient and family education.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

More and more consumers are using the Internet to find answers to questions about healthcare. Unfortunately, information at health Web sites may be incorrect, biased, and outdated. The purpose of our project was to identify Web sites on sepsis that could be used for patient and family education. We evaluated 30 sites on the basis of the Health on the Net criteria for medical and health Web sites, key content areas that patients and families should know in relation to sepsis, and readability. This article shares the process we used to evaluate the Web sites and identify the top sites for patient education.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oermann, MH; McInerney, SM

Published Date

  • October 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 192 - 196

PubMed ID

  • 18165726

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-1841

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0741-5206

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.psn.0000306184.95812.8a


  • eng