Australia’s media reporting of health and medical matters: a question of quality

Martin B Van Der Weyden and Ruth M Armstrong
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06991.x
Published online: 15 August 2005

Reporting medical news entails a special responsibility

The fundamental question in medical journalism is how best to identify, process and report legitimate medical information to the general public . . . The process . . . is far more haphazard and idiosyncratic than outsiders might ever imagine.1

  • Martin B Van Der Weyden1
  • Ruth M Armstrong2

  • The Medical Journal of Australia, Locked Bag 3030, Sydney, NSW.



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