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COMMERCIAL
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HEALTH INFORMATION: ONLINE PATIENT EDUCATION


    INFORMATION SOURCE:
    EDUCATION SITES
    NAVIGATION:
    SEARCH & FIND
    FORMS OF PRESENTATION DEPTH/DEGREE
    of SPECIFICITY
    DECISION AIDS FOR PATIENTS
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Dept.of Health & Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting & supporting medical research... Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership & financial support to researchers... NIH maintains a variety of medical or health information data bases either directly or through the various Institutes e.g. the Ntl. Cancer Institute or the Ntl. Medical Library.
    Medline Plus A National Institute of Health website which provides authoritative up-to-date information on over 800 diseases and conditions from the National Library of Medicine

    MedlinePlus Quality Guidelines

    MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

  1. Search Engine
  2. A-Z Indices by
    --- Topics,
    --- Symptoms,
    --- Diagnostic Tests
    --- Drugs
    --- Med. Encyclopedia
  3. Dictionary w/Audio Pronounciation
  4. Directories(Specialists, Hospitals)
  5. Med. photographs & illustrations
  6. Animated graphics w/audio
  7. Surgery Videos:
    "Operating Room Live"
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  8. Links to Specialty Journal articles



    MedlinePlus
  9. Interactive Health Tutorials e.g. Benefits & Risks of Tests & Treatments
  10. Interactive Health Check Tools e.g. self-assessments/ quizzes
  11. Q & A
  12. Find Specialist or Hospital by location/ Medicare reimbursement
  13. PubMed Search for more indepth articles of the NIH which has over 19 million citations. Search by:
    --- author(s) or title
    --- clinical categories e.g. diagnoses, treatments
    --- topic/subject, e.g. Bio-Ethics, Cancer
    Animated Tutorials for navigating this site (with Audio) Research Articles
    -- Abstracts
    -- Full Articles (some free)
    User can ask for narrow, specific or broad, sensitive searches or systematic review/ guidelines
    Physician Data Query PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive cancer database.
  14. A-Z Indices for (Adult) Treatments
    --- Patient Version
    --- Health Professionals
  15. Patient Version has
    --- text & medical illustrations (can be enlarged)
  16. Prof.Version has
    --- TNM:Tumor size, Node involvement, Metastases
    --- Linked Journals
  17. Treatment Options based on Staging 0-IV/if cancer recurred e.g.surgery, chemo, radiation, targeted therapy, Clinical Trials


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