Medical Writing Trends in medical writing When less is more: Medical writers as guardians of curated content
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Volume 28, Issue 3 - Trends in medical writing

When less is more: Medical writers as guardians of curated content

Abstract

In this data-driven era, the type and format of publicly available medical and scientific information is significantly changing. Medical writers can serve as guardians of the information entering the public domain by ensuring accuracy and highlighting the most relevant studies for all stakeholders, from pharmaceutical clients to patients. Clinicians often seek information to stay current with new medical developments. New tools are available to present this information, and medical writers are working behind the scenes to make sure it is useful and accurate.

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