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Welcome to Discern

Despite a rapid growth in the provision of consumer health information, the quality of the information remains variable.

DISCERN is a brief questionnaire which provides users with a valid and reliable way of assessing the quality of written information on treatment choices for a health problem. DISCERN can also be used by authors and publishers of information on treatment choices as a guide to the standard which users are entitled to expect.

The information on this site has been compiled by Deborah Charnock and Sasha Shepperd and published by Radcliffe Online.

DISCERN Genetics site provides a reliable way of assessing the quality of information on genetic testing and screening