This paper “Junior physician’s use of Web 2.0 for information seeking and medical education: A qualitative study” has caught the imagination of some of the bloggers I read and admire. The conclusion of the above paper reads:
Web 2.0 use represents a profound departure from previous learning and decision processes which were normally controlled by senior medical staff or medical schools. There is widespread concern with the risk of poor quality information with Web 2.0 use, and the manner in which physicians are using it suggest effective use derives from the mitigating actions by the individual physician. Three alternative policy options are identified to manage this risk and improve efficiency in Web 2.0’s use.