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HCA 4853 Health Care Administration: Other Online Resources

The enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) marks another crucial milestone in the history of healthcare evolution in the United States and aims to transform the health delivery system into a more integrated, collaborat

Evaluating Websites

It's important to remember that publishing on the web is very easy - almost anyone can do it! The problem with that is knowing what's credible (worth your time) and what's not. 

There are five main criteria that I use when evaluating a website:

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Currency
  • Objectivity
  • Coverage

Some of the things you want to look at or for in a website include:

  • the URL (.gov, .mil, .us, .edu are usually pretty credible); 
  • links to information about the author or sponsoring organization; 
  • links to other sites that are credible; 
  • the currency of the page (is it updated regularly?);
  • no broken links.

Ultimately the researcher must be the one to determine whether or not to use information found on a website. Below are a couple of links to websites that provide some excellent guidelines for evaluating resources and websites:

Useful Sites for Healthcare and Healthcare Administration

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