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Study looks at content quality, accuracy of diabetic retinopathy sites

Researchers assessed 11 free medical sites with information about diabetic retinopathy using a 26-question survey and found significant variation in the accuracy and readability of the content, with all sites achieving a mean questionnaire score of 55.76 out of a possible 104 points. The findings, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, suggest that the information available online on diabetic retinopathy "typically is not sufficient to support the patient in making appropriate medical decisions," wrote researchers.

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