Each of us, as consumers of medical care, should investigate our medical problems, treatment option, and doctors! Here are four excellent sources of information:
1. eMedicine is the original open access, comprehensive medical textbook for all clinical fields. It is very easy to search and is filled with detailed information on standard of care, known issues/complications, etc. 10,000 articles and 6,500 contributors make this an invaluable resource for medical information.
2. Healthgrades is a one stop shop for quality ratings of hospitals and reported actions on physicians. Offers a wealth of background information on individual doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and patient opinions.
3. Fierce Healthcare contains daily news for healthcare executives and is a great digest of what’s happening in the field of healthcare. Whether its drug recalls, regulatory action or class action verdicts, Fierce Healthcare delivers a daily dose of what’s going on in the field of healthcare.
4. Mdjdphd consists of a panel of three highly knowledgeable physicians and a physical therapist who provide their impressions of attorney submitted hypotheticals for free. The site is searchable by injury/issue and the information incredibly useful in evaluating potential cases, existing cases, deposition questions, novel theories and obtaining second opinions.