Our methods and processes
Here you can find out how our health information is developed, what we do to ensure quality and stay up-to-date – and how our website and the content are structured.
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Growing body of knowledge: The starting point
InformedHealth.org provides access to the latest medical developments. Our work is focused on one main question: What would patients, those close to ...
When we start writing or updating information on a particular topic, we do a thorough systematic search in various medical databases first.
Quality assurance: Involvement of experts and patients
The process of producing our information usually takes several months. During this time, our draft versions are reviewed and revised internally and e...
Comments, praise and criticism
Our information is checked in various ways. We continuously use the results of these checks in our writing and updating processes.
Evaluating the evidence
Not every study that is published provides reliable results. So it's important to critically evaluate every study. This is a central part of every sy...
Evidence: The cornerstone of our information
Our information is mainly based on the results of systematic reviews. These are summaries of all the main studies on a specific medical issue. They p...