Assessment Tools for Health Information websites: Using comparison of NHS Direct and MedlinePlus for health information about heart failure as an example

Tahir Saleem


Health Information in western world is constantly increasing but there is a constant need for assessment of this information. Two tools developed to assess this information using heart failure as an example, and information assessed and compared for NHS Direct and MedlinePlus. Unfortunately, the state of health information in developing countries is poor and there is complete lack of information for common person especially in the local languages. There is lot to learn from the contents, presentation, and working of NHS Direct and MedlinePlus as an example.


Assessment tools; health Information; NHS direct; Medline plus