The Internet has become a popular source of health information for health professionals and the general public.
As with all information it it essential to evaluate the content found via search engines.
There are a number of quality assured websites for health information designed for the layperson.
Monash University Library subscribes to databases which include educational materials for patients.
Better Health Channel - Victorian website providing health and medical information for consumers.
HealthInsite - Australian website providing health information for consumers and health professionals.
Medline Plus - Health information for health professionals and consumers.
Cochrane Consumer Network - to support patients, parents and caregivers about evidence-based health care.
PubMed Health reviews of clinical effectiveness research - plain language summaries for consumers