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Who is a Health Consumer?

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Health Consumers are people who use health services, as well as their family and caregivers. This includes people who have used a health service in the past or who could potentially use the service in the future.

Consumer Health Information is focused on easy-to-use apps and websites to help Health Consumers be more informed about their health care options. This differs from information written by or for medical professionals because it uses less technical language and has user-friendly formats.

These resources are all free to the public and can be available in multiple languages. 

DISCLAIMER: These resources are meant for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment, please contact a licensed medical provider.

What is Open Access?

DHSS Library Open Access page

Open access (OA) refers to freely available, digital, online information. Open access scholarly literature is free of charge and often carries less restrictive copyright and licensing barriers than traditionally published works, for both the users and the authors. 

While OA is a newer form of scholarly publishing, many OA journals comply with well-established peer-review processes and maintain high publishing standards. 

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