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Report on Objective 11-4:
Estimating the Proportion of Health Related Websites Disclosing Information That Can Be Used to Assess Their Quality

Final Report - May 30, 2006

Contents


Tables | Figures

Executive Summary

Introduction

Methodology

Reviewing Background Materials

Defining the Denominator

Sampling

Drafting and Testing Protocols

Collecting and Analyzing Data for the Baseline Analysis

Selecting Health Content for Review

Collecting and Validating Baseline Data

Scoring and Analyzing Data

Findings

Summary Estimates of Compliance

Elements of Compliance By Criteria

Identity

Purpose

Content

Privacy

User Feedback

Content Updating

Discussion

Appendix A: Report of Findings From Websites Evaluation Pretest

Appendix B: Websites Evaluation Revised Protocol

Appendix C: Baseline Estimates of Compliance

Tables
1 Comparison of Websites in Universe and Baseline Sample, By Type of Site
2 Ineligible Sample Websites, By Reason for Ineligibility
3 Sample Eligibility, By Selected Wesbite Characteristics
4 Required Elements for Scoring and Optional Elements
5 Estimates of Compliance by Criterion and Disclosure Element
C1 Estimates of Compliance With Criteria and Associated Elements of Disclosure, All Health Websites
C2 Estimates of Compliance With Criteria and Associated Elements of Disclosure, By Stratum

Figures
1 Estimates of Compliance for All Health Websites and Frequently Visited Sites, by Number of Criteria in Compliance
2 Estimates of Compliance for All Health Websites and Frequently Visited Sites, by Criterion
3 Compliance of Frequently Visited Sites and Remainder Sites with Identity Criterion, by Number of Disclosure Elements in Compliance
4 Compliance of Frequently Visited Sites and Remainder Sites with Purpose Criterion, by Number of Disclosure Elements in Compliance
5 Compliance of Frequently Visited Sites and Remainder Sites with Content Criterion, by Number of Disclosure Elements in Compliance
6 Compliance of Frequently Visited Sites and Remainder Sites with Privacy Criterion, by Number of Disclosure Elements in Compliance
7 Compliance of Frequently Visited Sites and Remainder Sites with Updating Criterion, by Number of Disclosure Elements in Compliance

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