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How do you make an informed medical decision in the age of the internet?

21 March 2017 Nicholas McBride - Stuff

A way of handling endless medical advice in the age of the internet will be tested as part of new research.

A Massey University PhD student is testing a new way of dealing with information overload when making healthcare decisions.

Yi-Mei Huang has developed a programme that guides patients through a step-by-step process to improve the way they deal with large volumes of information.

Huang said “personal knowledge management” was a process to help people to manage large amounts of information.

It  was designed to help them improve critical thinking skills.

“In a health context it could really help patients to absorb information without generating confusion, leading to better, more confident decision-making,” she said.

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