Free online medical encyclopedia goes live

March 20, 2009

Medpedia, a free online medical encyclopedia for healthcare professionals and consumers, launched last month with more than 7,000 pages of content contributed by 110 organizations.

Medpedia, a free online medical encyclopedia for healthcare professionals and consumers, launched last month with more than 7,000 pages of content contributed by 110 organizations.

Like its older sister, Wikipedia, the reference tool's content is generated and edited by users. But in this case, only verified physicians and PhDs in the biomedical and health fields can register to publish. Consumers can suggest changes to articles.

Is this worldwide-somewhat anonymous-consult resource a safe tool to use in your practice?