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2019 Aug

Int J Obstet Anesth


Readability, content, quality and accuracy assessment of internet-based patient education materials relating to labor analgesia.


Murphy J, Vaughn J, Gelber K, Geller A, Zakowski M
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2019 Aug; 39:82-87.
PMID: 31000314.


With over 90% of parturients searching the internet for health information, the quality of information is important. Web-based patient education materials (PEMs) related to labor analgesia are frequently of low readability. This study compares the readability, content, quality and accuracy of labor analgesia-related PEMs from relevant healthcare society websites and the top internet search results.