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 ...

  • Systematic searches

    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...