Wikipedia-style medical portal planned

Imagine ditching the stacks of books, wall charts and websites that guide modern-day practice. Instead, you log onto one website that tells you everything you need to know about a particular condition.

That’s the vision of the CareTrack researchers, who have announced their plan to create a Wikipedia-style medical portal for Australia.

The as-yet unnamed website would provide a single page for each disease outlining appropriate, up-to-date care. It will be regularly updated by expert moderators, with input from patients, and also