Duodecim also seeks to ensure that the general public has access to a wide range of reliable medical information. The channels it uses for this include books, freely accessible online material, services integrated into healthcare systems, and even study materials for schools.
Terveyskirjasto health library
The Terveyskirjasto.fi service has a very extensive range of content. It can assist members of the public wishing to find out more about caring for their own health and it provides basic information on medical conditions and diseases and how to get treatment and care.
The Terveyskirjasto articles and guidance are compiled by experts and are based on national Current Care Guidelines and on handbooks and textbooks for doctors published by Duodecim Publishing Company Ltd. The contents of the Terveyskirjasto health library are constantly being added to and improved as new updates are made. The articles are accessed more than 50 million times a year.
Patient versions of the Current Care Guidelines are also published in the Terveyskirjasto health library.
The range of works published by Duodecim Publishing Company Ltd includes general reference books that offer reliable scientific information on health and on medical conditions and diseases.
Content integrated into healthcare systems and business services
Duodecim Publishing Company Ltd has developed a range of online applications and services for promoting people’s health and for self-care of illnesses. Local authorities, businesses and other entities may obtain user authorisation for these services and then make them available via their own websites.