Int. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management   »   2012 Vol.13, No.1/2/3

 

 

Title: Quality analysis of online health information in China, India, and the USA

 

Authors: Xiaoqing Li; Atul Agarwal; Rassule Hadidi; Xiaogang He

 

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College of Business and Management, Department of MIS, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, MS UHB 4021, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407, USA
College of Business and Management, Department of MIS, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, MS UHB 4021, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407, USA
College of Business and Management, Department of MIS, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, MS UHB 4021, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407, USA
Department of Management, School of International Business and Administration, Red Tile Building 103, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Guoding Road 777, Shanghai, 200433, China

 

Abstract: People in China and India, the two largest developing countries, are relying increasingly on the web for health related information. As a result, the quality of online health information becomes critical due to its profound implications on peoples' health. A lack of research exists in literature on the quality of online health information available in developing countries, especially for China and India. In this paper, we perform a comparative analysis of the quality of online health information in China and India using the USA as the benchmark and provide recommendations for improvements to health information portals in these two countries.

 

Keywords: information quality; online information; health information portals; internet; world wide web; quality analysis; China; India; United States; USA; developing countries; public health; comparative analyses; benchmarks; healthcare technology; healthcare management.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2012.048951

 

Int. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.13, No.1/2/3, pp.117 - 138

 

Date of acceptance: 13 Dec 2011
Available online: 05 Sep 2012

 

 

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