Direct-to-Consumer Advertising:
Implications for Patient Care

Resources used for the December 2, 2008 Library Grand Rounds:

I. Reliable Resources for Health Information

DHMC Resources:

Web Resources:

  • MedlinePlus
    This web site, developed by the National Library of Medicine, brings together extensive information on health topics and drugs and supplements as well as a medical encyclopedia and dictionary.
  • Biomedical Libraries Consumer Health Information Research Guide
    Links to online health information resources organized by categories, such as General Health, Healthy Lifestyle, Drug Information, Senior Health and more.
  • Questions to ask your doctor (from AHRQ)
    The Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) has developed a "Questions Are the Answer" site which advises patients on taking an active role in their healthcare. The site includes a "Build Your Questions List."

II. Drug Information Resources

III. How are health consumers searching the web for health information?