These days, when we have a question or doubt about our health or our child (or about anything really), our first thought is not likely to get out a book, or make a phone call. It is to search the web. The internet brings answers to our questions within a few seconds. This is an amazing thing- patients bring questions to clinic about things they have read, the patient/physician relationship becomes less paternalistic, e-patient communities are formed. Patients and health care providers are more well-informed and empowered.
But what happens when the information we find is not correct? Continue reading