Wikipedia:Wikipedia medicine standards

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This page is for working out standards referring to articles in the field of medicine and related fields.

Information about health is radically different from information in other fields. Often it is sought by concerned patients or relatives, sometimes looking for help in incurable or chronic diseases. It would be immoral and irresponsible to offer misguided or incorrect advice without proper context of nature of Wikipedia authorship.
Open, unverifiable and fluctuant medical articles content must be put in the right perspective with a kind of obligatory disclaimer.

The purpose

The obligatory disclaimer

Boilerplate disclaimer:

:''Please remember that Wikipedia is offered for informational use only. The information is in most cases not reviewed by professionals. You are advised to contact your doctor for health-related decisions.''

See also: The Health On the Net Foundation

(see Wikipedia:Boilerplate text for other disclaimers, etc)

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