- Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and has a distinct style that may take some time getting used to.
- It is important that articles use the best sources and content is given due weight. Different from scientific papers, Wikipedia medical and health content is preferably sourced to secondary sources over primary sources. Citing a review article is preferred over an original trial.
- To get you started and to explain why this is important here are a number of guides and guidelines:
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- Our guides complement Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines and take great care to explain why they are relevant.
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|Top-importance articles at B-class or above as of August 2020: 83.2% complete|
|Goal: 80 featured articles: 81.3% complete|
|Goal: 300 good articles: 101% complete|
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|153 edits||The Royal Commission on Animal Magnetism|
|128 edits||List of deaths due to COVID-19|
|108 edits||501.V2 variant|
|101 edits||COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland|
|88 edits||Variants of SARS-CoV-2|
|87 edits||Menstrual cycle|
|83 edits||COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia|
|78 edits||Lung cavitary lesion|
|74 edits||COVID-19 vaccine|
|73 edits||Lineage P.1|
These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 25 February 2021 by HotArticlesBot.
Each month we select a Medical Collaboration of the Month to focus our efforts on. Topics may either relate to medical basic sciences (such as anatomy or biochemistry), or clinical medicine (such as illnesses and surgical procedures). The project aims to improve medicine articles, and to give editors an opportunity to collaborate. Anyone can nominate an article, or vote on nominees at our project page. The collaboration of the month for February 2021 is Cirrhosis! Visit its talk page to help coordinate our efforts.
Wikipedia can be a great resource for getting to know a field — and it can give you an encyclopaedic overview of a subject, acting as a spring-board letting you dive deeper. It should however not be used as your only source when performing research, and you should never blindly trust Wikipedia. Over the years a lot of research has been amassed surrounding the reliability and biases of Wikipedia. To see some of the studies that have been produced on the quality and scope of medical information on Wikipedia take a look at some of the research:
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