Assessment of the quality of patient-orientated Internet information on surgery for diverticular disease.
BACKGROUND: The Internet is a vast resource available for patients to obtain health information. OBJECTIVE: This study examines the quality of Web sites that provide information on diverticular disease, treatment options, and surgery. DESIGN: Two search engines (Google and Yahoo) and the search terms "surgery and diverticular disease" and "surgery and diverticulitis" were used. The first 50 sites of each search were assessed. Sites that fulfilled the inclusion criteria were evaluated for con...Expand abstract
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