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Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive
Hi,
Today daily mail published a news about Wikipedia Medical related entries.
Title of this news: *Do NOT try to diagnose yourself on Wikipedia! 90% of
its medical entries are inaccurate, say experts*
*! *
Anyone clarify this issue please?

Check this link for news:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2639910/Do-NOT-try-diagnose-Wikipedia-90-medical-entries-inaccurate-say-expertsDo.html

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Stevie Benton
Hi Nurunnaby,

A similar story has appeared in the Telegraph -
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10857468/Dont-diagnose-yourself-on-Wikipedia-doctors-warn.html-
and the BBC -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27586356

The BBC piece is the best of the three and WMUK has reached out to all
three sources. The article stems from a report published a while ago by the
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The paper was discussed by
members of WikiProject Medicine and some issues found in its methodology.

I hope this is helpful,

Stevie


On 27 May 2014 14:39, Nurunnaby Chowdhury <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
> Today daily mail published a news about Wikipedia Medical related entries.
> Title of this news: *Do NOT try to diagnose yourself on Wikipedia! 90% of
> its medical entries are inaccurate, say experts*
> *! *
> Anyone clarify this issue please?
>
> Check this link for news:
>
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2639910/Do-NOT-try-diagnose-Wikipedia-90-medical-entries-inaccurate-say-expertsDo.html
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Marc-Andre
On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
> American Osteopathic Association

I'm not an expert on the latest woo-woo, but isn't Osteopathy one of the
numerous "faith-based 'medecine'"?

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Stevie Benton
I think one of our friends who is US based can more helpfully answer this,
but I believe osteopathy in the US is somehow different from elsewhere. I
couldn't tell you how, but I seem to remember this being the case.


On 27 May 2014 15:01, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
> > American Osteopathic Association
>
> I'm not an expert on the latest woo-woo, but isn't Osteopathy one of the
> numerous "faith-based 'medecine'"?
>
> -- Marc
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Martijn Hoekstra
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On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
> > American Osteopathic Association
>
> I'm not an expert on the latest woo-woo, but isn't Osteopathy one of the
> numerous "faith-based 'medecine'"?
>
> -- Marc
>
>
That issue was discussed before too. From what I remember from it is that
what is called Osteopathy in the UK isn't the same thing that's called
Osteopathy in the US, where the UK one is basically voodoo, and the US one
a legitimate specialty in medicine (but correct me if I'm wrong)

-- Martijn

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Marc-Andre
On 05/27/2014 10:18 AM, Martijn Hoekstra wrote:
> From what I remember from it is that
> what is called Osteopathy in the UK isn't the same thing that's called
> Osteopathy in the US

Ah, that explains it.  :-)

Regardless, "Don't diagnose yourself with Wikipedia" seems to be
infinitely good advice, regardless of any hyperbole about article accuracy!

-- Marc


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Nathan Awrich
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On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Martijn Hoekstra <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
> > > American Osteopathic Association
> >
> > I'm not an expert on the latest woo-woo, but isn't Osteopathy one of the
> > numerous "faith-based 'medecine'"?
> >
> > -- Marc
> >
> >
> That issue was discussed before too. From what I remember from it is that
> what is called Osteopathy in the UK isn't the same thing that's called
> Osteopathy in the US, where the UK one is basically voodoo, and the US one
> a legitimate specialty in medicine (but correct me if I'm wrong)
>
> -- Martijn
>
> >
> > __________________
>

You are correct. In the UK osteopathy is a woo woo homeopathic discipline,
in the U.S. (where the study was conducted) the training and degree
granting processes for osteopathy are equivalent to medical doctors and the
two are treated identically.
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Thomas Morton
Osteopathy is one of those “difficult” ones, where it does have some real evidence to back it up - but in the UK certain practitioners make exceptional and (hokum) claims.

The NHS recommends it for Lower Back Pain (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Osteopathy/Pages/Introduction.aspx, and personally I’ve found it the only effective treatment for my back pain) and also say may be effective for other forms of muskculoskeletal problems.

But you get plenty of osteopaths claiming that they can fix anything from IBS to heart problems (total BS).

Talking about it to my osteopath, those latter claims became popular in the 90s during the “hokum-medicine” (his words :P) boom, but fortunately today it seems to be falling further out of favour, with a twist to more realistic attitudes.

The US has a much more robust approach to such claims, and hopefully the UK will go that way too :D

Anyway, just an interesting aside :) As a note, the WP article on osteopathy does a good job of overviewing the topic!

Tom

On 27 May 2014 at 15:23:59, Nathan ([hidden email]) wrote:

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM, Martijn Hoekstra <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 4:01 PM, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
> > > American Osteopathic Association
> >
> > I'm not an expert on the latest woo-woo, but isn't Osteopathy one of the
> > numerous "faith-based 'medecine'"?
> >
> > -- Marc
> >
> >
> That issue was discussed before too. From what I remember from it is that
> what is called Osteopathy in the UK isn't the same thing that's called
> Osteopathy in the US, where the UK one is basically voodoo, and the US one
> a legitimate specialty in medicine (but correct me if I'm wrong)
>
> -- Martijn
>
> >
> > __________________
>

You are correct. In the UK osteopathy is a woo woo homeopathic discipline,
in the U.S. (where the study was conducted) the training and degree
granting processes for osteopathy are equivalent to medical doctors and the
two are treated identically.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

geni
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On 27 May 2014 15:22, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Ah, that explains it.  :-)
>
> Regardless, "Don't diagnose yourself with Wikipedia" seems to be
> infinitely good advice, regardless of any hyperbole about article accuracy!
>
>

The problem is the number of doctors who use wikipedia.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Martijn Hoekstra
On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 4:27 PM, geni <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 27 May 2014 15:22, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> >
> > Ah, that explains it.  :-)
> >
> > Regardless, "Don't diagnose yourself with Wikipedia" seems to be
> > infinitely good advice, regardless of any hyperbole about article
> accuracy!
> >
> >
>
> The problem is the number of doctors who use wikipedia.
>

s/use wikipedia/rely on the completeness and accurancy of Wikipedia to
practice their profession/

There is nothing *wrong* with using Wikipedia as a doctor, but there may be
something wrong with the way they use it.

-- Martijn

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Todd Allen
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Actually, "Don't diagnose yourself" is just generally good advice. Even if
the medical information you have is accurate, there might be other possible
causes or factors that need to be considered.

Internet information, Wikipedia or otherwise, might be a good place to get
things to ask your doctor about, but "ask your doctor" should always be the
end of the process.


On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 05/27/2014 10:18 AM, Martijn Hoekstra wrote:
> > From what I remember from it is that
> > what is called Osteopathy in the UK isn't the same thing that's called
> > Osteopathy in the US
>
> Ah, that explains it.  :-)
>
> Regardless, "Don't diagnose yourself with Wikipedia" seems to be
> infinitely good advice, regardless of any hyperbole about article accuracy!
>
> -- Marc
>
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Lane Rasberry
Hello,

I am a participant in WikiProject Medicine on English Wikipedia and know
about this case. I also have talked to the researcher who published this
paper since its publication.

Lots of people have lots of objections to Wikipedia. In my opinion, the
study itself is correct for what it reports, but no newspaper or other
media understands what the study is saying and they are reporting all kinds
of silly things. Here is the discussion of this paper in WikiProject
Medicine -
<
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine/Archive_48#Poor_paper_.5B4.5D_on_Wikipedia
>
That is in the archives, so if someone has more to say, post to the main
forum.

While I think this study is being perceived negatively, I appreciate any
research team who does any kind of research on Wikipedia's health content.
Here is a list of what has been done:
<
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Research_publications
>

@geni - "The problem is the number of doctors who use wikipedia."

I disagree. I feel that the problem is that for all of history there has
never been health information accessible to doctors and patients. Wikipedia
at least says that people should have health information, whereas every
government and health organization in the world (NIH, NHS, WHO and the
rest) are still saying "Not yet, it is not important, nobody wants this"
and not providing any alternative. There are no alternatives or competitors
to Wikipedia for what it does, so of course doctors use it. The problem is
that no one else thinks doctors need ready access to good information right
now, and Wikipedia is just doing the best it can to meet the existing
demand that is otherwise ignored.

@Todd Allen - "ask your doctor" should always be the end of the process."

The number of people how have as much access to their doctors as they wish
is definitely not more than 20% of the English speaking world and the
reality is probably closer to 2-3% of people. Doctors simply do not have
more than minutes to answer questions and many people would like to study
for hours over their lifetimes. Referring people to doctors ignores the
problem that people do not get as much access to healthcare as they would
like, and doctors are not ready to provide health information on demand. At
the same time, patients are being encouraged to make more health decisions
with their doctors, but not given educational resources to help them make
those decisions.

I wish there were enough doctors, and people should try hard to ask them
lots of questions, but something more is needed too.

yours,




On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Todd Allen <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Actually, "Don't diagnose yourself" is just generally good advice. Even if
> the medical information you have is accurate, there might be other possible
> causes or factors that need to be considered.
>
> Internet information, Wikipedia or otherwise, might be a good place to get
> things to ask your doctor about, but "ask your doctor" should always be the
> end of the process.
>
>
> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > On 05/27/2014 10:18 AM, Martijn Hoekstra wrote:
> > > From what I remember from it is that
> > > what is called Osteopathy in the UK isn't the same thing that's called
> > > Osteopathy in the US
> >
> > Ah, that explains it.  :-)
> >
> > Regardless, "Don't diagnose yourself with Wikipedia" seems to be
> > infinitely good advice, regardless of any hyperbole about article
> accuracy!
> >
> > -- Marc
> >
> >
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Jeevan Jose
Wikipedia discourages self diagnosis and treatment:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Medical_disclaimer

And I think professionals are capable enough to verify the credibility of
the referred sources instead of blindly reading the articles.

Regards,
Jee


On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 8:31 PM, Lane Rasberry <[hidden email]>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am a participant in WikiProject Medicine on English Wikipedia and know
> about this case. I also have talked to the researcher who published this
> paper since its publication.
>
> Lots of people have lots of objections to Wikipedia. In my opinion, the
> study itself is correct for what it reports, but no newspaper or other
> media understands what the study is saying and they are reporting all kinds
> of silly things. Here is the discussion of this paper in WikiProject
> Medicine -
> <
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine/Archive_48#Poor_paper_.5B4.5D_on_Wikipedia
> >
> That is in the archives, so if someone has more to say, post to the main
> forum.
>
> While I think this study is being perceived negatively, I appreciate any
> research team who does any kind of research on Wikipedia's health content.
> Here is a list of what has been done:
> <
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Research_publications
> >
>
> @geni - "The problem is the number of doctors who use wikipedia."
>
> I disagree. I feel that the problem is that for all of history there has
> never been health information accessible to doctors and patients. Wikipedia
> at least says that people should have health information, whereas every
> government and health organization in the world (NIH, NHS, WHO and the
> rest) are still saying "Not yet, it is not important, nobody wants this"
> and not providing any alternative. There are no alternatives or competitors
> to Wikipedia for what it does, so of course doctors use it. The problem is
> that no one else thinks doctors need ready access to good information right
> now, and Wikipedia is just doing the best it can to meet the existing
> demand that is otherwise ignored.
>
> @Todd Allen - "ask your doctor" should always be the end of the process."
>
> The number of people how have as much access to their doctors as they wish
> is definitely not more than 20% of the English speaking world and the
> reality is probably closer to 2-3% of people. Doctors simply do not have
> more than minutes to answer questions and many people would like to study
> for hours over their lifetimes. Referring people to doctors ignores the
> problem that people do not get as much access to healthcare as they would
> like, and doctors are not ready to provide health information on demand. At
> the same time, patients are being encouraged to make more health decisions
> with their doctors, but not given educational resources to help them make
> those decisions.
>
> I wish there were enough doctors, and people should try hard to ask them
> lots of questions, but something more is needed too.
>
> yours,
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM, Todd Allen <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > Actually, "Don't diagnose yourself" is just generally good advice. Even
> if
> > the medical information you have is accurate, there might be other
> possible
> > causes or factors that need to be considered.
> >
> > Internet information, Wikipedia or otherwise, might be a good place to
> get
> > things to ask your doctor about, but "ask your doctor" should always be
> the
> > end of the process.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On 05/27/2014 10:18 AM, Martijn Hoekstra wrote:
> > > > From what I remember from it is that
> > > > what is called Osteopathy in the UK isn't the same thing that's
> called
> > > > Osteopathy in the US
> > >
> > > Ah, that explains it.  :-)
> > >
> > > Regardless, "Don't diagnose yourself with Wikipedia" seems to be
> > > infinitely good advice, regardless of any hyperbole about article
> > accuracy!
> > >
> > > -- Marc
> > >
> > >
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Nathan Awrich
FYI - Here is the previous thread on this list about this study / topic:

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

jayanta nath-2
Hi Hasive,

I think we need to read again
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Medical_disclaimer

Jayanta


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Amy Vossbrinck
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine_in_the_United_States

Osteopaths also have chiropractic training.

Take care, Amy


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> On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
> > American Osteopathic Association
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> I'm not an expert on the latest woo-woo, but isn't Osteopathy one of the
> numerous "faith-based 'medecine'"?
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Nathan Awrich
That's a weird content architecture, right there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine_in_the_United_States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine_in_Canada
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_physician
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_manipulative_medicine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathy

No redirects listed.



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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine_in_the_United_States
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> Osteopaths also have chiropractic training.
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> Take care, Amy
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> > On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive
Thanks everyone. Last day when this news published i receive lots of phone
call from our journalist friend. You know all journalist just check the
news media. Not check details issue. So i start this thread.
If this news published various language it may negative sign for Wikipedia.
Because all are not read *Wikipedia: Medical_disclaimer* properly.

Anyway thanks again. I'll inform our journalist friend about this.


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 2:08 AM, Nathan <[hidden email]> wrote:

> That's a weird content architecture, right there.
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine_in_the_United_States
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine_in_Canada
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_physician
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_manipulative_medicine
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathy
>
> No redirects listed.
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Amy Vossbrinck
> <[hidden email]>wrote:
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> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteopathic_medicine_in_the_United_States
> >
> > Osteopaths also have chiropractic training.
> >
> > Take care, Amy
> >
> >
> > On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 7:01 AM, Marc A. Pelletier <[hidden email]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On 05/27/2014 09:44 AM, Stevie Benton wrote:
> > > > American Osteopathic Association
> > >
> > > I'm not an expert on the latest woo-woo, but isn't Osteopathy one of
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Cristian Consonni
2014-05-28 7:42 GMT+02:00 Nurunnaby Chowdhury <[hidden email]>:
> Thanks everyone. Last day when this news published i receive lots of phone
> call from our journalist friend. You know all journalist just check the
> news media. Not check details issue.

This news found is way also on Italian media:
http://www.corriere.it/salute/14_maggio_27/occhio-wikipedia-nove-voci-mediche-dieci-sono-sbagliate-02d46f6a-e5b1-11e3-8e3e-8f5de4ddd12f.shtml

The good thing is that the articles mentions that the author of the
original study invited physicians to participate in Wikipedia to raise
the quality of its articles.

Cristian

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] About Wikipedia medical entries

Jane Darnell
What I think is funny about this whole article and this email thread
is that the quality of Wikipedia is not brought into relation with
anything else. For example, I know that one of the main causes of
death in the Netherlands today has to do with improper dosages of
medicine, caused both by failure to follow instructions in the medical
information accompanying pharmaceuticals and by mistakes in that
medical information.

Wikipedia may be full of mistakes, but so is the "official" medical
information offered to doctors and patients.

2014-05-28 20:03 GMT+02:00, Cristian Consonni <[hidden email]>:

> 2014-05-28 7:42 GMT+02:00 Nurunnaby Chowdhury <[hidden email]>:
>> Thanks everyone. Last day when this news published i receive lots of phone
>> call from our journalist friend. You know all journalist just check the
>> news media. Not check details issue.
>
> This news found is way also on Italian media:
> http://www.corriere.it/salute/14_maggio_27/occhio-wikipedia-nove-voci-mediche-dieci-sono-sbagliate-02d46f6a-e5b1-11e3-8e3e-8f5de4ddd12f.shtml
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> The good thing is that the articles mentions that the author of the
> original study invited physicians to participate in Wikipedia to raise
> the quality of its articles.
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> Cristian
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