La Crowdsourcing medicine. Opportunità e sfide per il futuro della ricerca clinica

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Linda Lombi
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/2
Language Italian Pages 18 P. 98-115 File size 221 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2019-002009
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Crowdsourcing is an approach to accomplishing a task by opening up its completion to broad sections of the public (the "crowd"). Moving to the medical field, Crowdsourced health re-search studies have arisen as a natural extension of the grown of platforms in which sick peo-ple ask for receiving advices and help from clinical or lay experts. The spread of crowdsourc-ing medicine allows researchers to engage thousands of people to provide either data with lower cost and higher rapidity, giving a fundamental contribution to the spread of 4P medicine model (predictive, preventive, personalised, and participatory medicine). This article focuses on the present and future scenario of the crowdsourcing medicine. It de-scribes some experiences and platforms, considering the pros and cons from the point of view both of patients and researchers.

Keywords: Crowdsourcing medicine; Citizen Science; 4P Medicine; participatory medicine; precision medicine; personalised medicine.

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Linda Lombi, La Crowdsourcing medicine. Opportunità e sfide per il futuro della ricerca clinica in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2019, pp 98-115, DOI: 10.3280/SES2019-002009