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Wikipedia medical entries 90% inaccurate

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association is sounding alarms about Wikipedia medical entries.

According to the study conducted by a team of U.S. scientists, nine out of 10 entries about the most commonly diagnosed health conditions have errors and inaccurate assertions; that means 90 percent of people are getting inaccurate information.  The conditions include congestive heart failure and lung cancer, to name a few.

Wikipedia - an online encyclopedia- allows users to create, delete and edit entries.

It's not only the average person who is looking to Wikipedia for medical information, as many as 40-70 percent of physicians admit to using the website for information to treat their patients, according to a study published in The Atlantic.

"Wikipedia is not the place to get your information. Speak to your doctor or go to credible websites like CDC or Mayo Clinic  things that have been peer reviewed and based on solid evidence," said Dr. Roshini Raj.




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