Friday, March 18, 2011

Interesting Patient-Info Tool

David Rothman has constructed a custom Google search for physicians to locate educational materials that can be easily sent to a printer and given to a patient.

It gave me a lot of results from MedlinePlus in my testing, as well as some other lay-level information that seems about right.

A cool thing he's done is put separate tabs for material relevant to pediatrics, to seniors, for Spanish-language and large print materials, and for low-literacy patients, although the whole thing kind of stopped working for me before I could notice if those grouped results effectively.

Possibly too many people were all piling on at once. Because it's just that cool.

So go check it out, and we'll see if it stays broken!


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