Emerg Radiol (2018) 25:147–152 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10140-017-1566-7 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Quantitative analysis of the level of readability of online emergency radiology-based patient education resources 1 2 2 3 David R. Hansberry & Michael D’Angelo & Michael D. White & Arpan V. Prabhu & 1 2 1 Mougnyan Cox & Nitin Agarwal & Sandeep Deshmukh Received: 16 September 2017 /Accepted: 6 November 2017 /Published online: 15 November 2017 American Society of Emergency Radiology 2017 Abstract of the 230 articles were written so as to require a minimum of Purpose The vast amount of information found on the inter- a high school education (at least a 12th grade level). net, combined with its accessibility, makes it a widely utilized Additionally, 17 of the 230 articles (7.3%) were written at a resource for Americans to find information pertaining to med- level that exceeded an undergraduate education (at least a 16th ical information. The field of radiology is no exception. In this grade level). paper, we assess the readability level of websites pertaining Conclusions The majority of websites with emergency specifically to emergency radiology. radiology-related patient education materials are not adhering Methods Using Google, 23 terms were searched, and the top to the NIH and AMA’s
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