Doctors Pierre Pluye and Roland Grad, interna- tionally recognized experts in the fields of knowl- edge translation and health information studies, along with bestselling author and journalist Julie Barlow, take readers behind the scenes to show how online information is affecting self-care and primary health care in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Based on fifteen years of in-depth inter- views and research, Look It Up! provides essential tips for patients and clinicians to administer and receive the best possible primary health care, while avoiding the perils of unguided self-diagnosis. This book shows how, by dint of an inquiring mind and a smartphone, rapid and accurate acquisition of knowledge keeps primary care clinicians up to date. It also shows how people can determine whether a test is more beneficial than harmful, and how information helps resolve disagreements and improve collaboration with patients and families, and among doctors, pharmacists, and nurses. In the age of easily accessible online informa- tion, clinicians have to think differently about how they work. Organized around numerous real clini- cal stories, Look It Up! is an illuminating and lively guide to improving patient care. Pierre Pluye is professor and frqs Senior Research Scholar in the Depart-ment of Family Medicine at McGill University and director for method development at the Quebec Strategy for Patient Oriented Research support Unit. Roland Grad is associate professor of family medicine at McGill University and a practising family doctor in Montreal. Julie Barlow is a bestselling author and regular contributor to the Quebec public affairs magazine L’actualité. 1 3 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 H E A LT H S T U D I E S Look It Up! What Patients, Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists Need to Know about the Internet and Primary Health Care pierre pluye and roland grad with julie barlow A behind-the-scenes guide that reveals how online information affects both patients and clinicians. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S October 2017 978-0-7735-5136-7 $29.95A CDN, $29.95A US, £25.99 cloth 5.5 x 8.5 200pp 2 tables, 3 figures eBook available