Internet offers risks as well as benefit to patients

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 17:21 in Health & Medicine

The Internet has had a profound effect on clinical practice by providing both physicians and patients with a wealth of information. But with those rewards come risks of incorrect or poorly interpreted information that require that a doctor “never be optional,” warn Harvard physicians Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in the tomorrow's edition of the New England Journal of more

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