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A request for help to improve the coverage of the NHS and UK healthcare issues on Wikipedia

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A request for help to improve the coverage of the NHS and UK healthcare issues on Wikipedia
Authors: Rod Ward [edit item]
Citation: Health Information on the Internet 53 (1): . 2006.
Publication type: Journal article
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A request for help to improve the coverage of the NHS and UK healthcare issues on Wikipedia is a publication by Rod Ward.


[edit] Abstract

Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/> is an online encyclopaedia which anyone can edit. It has been suggested that its coverage of the NHS and UK healthcare issues is currently poor. Therefore, a group of users have got together to create an ‘NHS wikiproject’ <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: WikiProject_National_Health_Service> to try to improve this. We are trying to use a range of media to reach out to others with a wide range of knowledge and skills to ask you to help. Examples of how you might do this include adding information or pictures of a hospital you know or describing (in an encyclopaedic way) an organisation you are familiar with. The idea is to improve the quality of information available to everyone and, as Google ranks Wikipedia pages very highly, get that information to a wide audience.

[edit] Research questions

"It has been suggested that its coverage of the NHS and UK healthcare issues is currently poor. Therefore, a group of users have got together to create an ‘NHS wikiproject’ <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: WikiProject_National_Health_Service> to try to improve this."

Research details

Topics: Health information source [edit item]
Domains: Health [edit item]
Theory type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: Other [edit item]
Data source: N/A [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: N/A [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Subject [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: English [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"No conclusions were drawn"

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