MedlinePlus is an online information service produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. The service provides curated consumer health information in English and Spanish with select content in additional languages.[1][2] The site brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations. There is also a site optimized for display on mobile devices, in both English and Spanish. In 2015, about 400 million people from around the world used MedlinePlus.[3] The service is funded by the NLM and is free to users.

MedlinePlus provides encyclopedic information on health and drug issues, and provides a directory of medical services. MedlinePlus Connect links patients or providers in electronic health record (EHR) systems to related MedlinePlus information on conditions or medications.

PubMed Health was another NLM site that offered consumer health information, in addition to information for health professionals. However, "PubMed Health, a portal for systematic reviews as well as consumer health information, was discontinued on October 31, 2018. The same or similar content is being provided through other NLM resources, namely PubMed and Bookshelf (for systematic review content), and MedlinePlus (for consumer health information)."[4]

  1. ^ " en español" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2020-05-07. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  2. ^ "Health Information in Multiple Languages: MedlinePlus". Archived from the original on 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  3. ^ "MedlinePlus Statistics". National Institutes of Health. Archived from the original on 2016-06-05. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  4. ^ National Library of Medicine, PubMed Health, archived from the original on 2018-10-18, retrieved 2017-09-04.

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