In November 2009, the National Library of Medicine released a new version of the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus. The encyclopedia now includes hundreds of new Patient Instruction pages in English and Spanish. These pages cover pre-operative information, discharge instructions, self-care instructions, and questions to ask your doctor. Users can find links to Patient Instructions and related MedlinePlus topics in the right side-bar of many encyclopedia articles.
For more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd09/nd09_mplus_encylclopedia.html