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An Investigation Into The Use Of The Internet For Medical Informatics, Patricia A. Williams Jan 2001

An Investigation Into The Use Of The Internet For Medical Informatics, Patricia A. Williams

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The rapid evolution and popularity of the Internet technologies, and the World Wide Web, have resulted in unrestricted worldwide access to medical and health information. This has provided the medical profession with the ability to access up to date research more immediately than by traditional means, and has created the potential for advanced information collation. Also the availability of medical literature, previously difficult to obtain for the general public, is having an effect that is both a benefit and a burden to the medical profession. Whilst benefits exist in the use of the Internet in General Practice for clinical support, …