U.S. Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Threat of Healthcare Misinformation
During the pandemic, many members have contacted OSMA regarding resources available to counter misinformation their patients are receiving regarding treatments, outcomes, vaccination and other topics.
This week the U.S Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued an advisory on misinformation and provided a comprehensive report and resources for physicians to use to address the challenge moving forward.
This advisory details how: the nation can confront health misinformation by helping individuals, families, and communities better identify and limit its spread, and issues a number of ways institutions in education, media, medicine, research, and government stakeholders can approach this issue. It also underscores the urgent need for technology and social media companies to address the way misinformation and disinformation spread on their platforms, threatening people's health.
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