This paper presents the results of a blind comparison of top ten search
results retrieved by Google.ch (French) and Khresmoi for everyone, a health
specialized search engine. Participants – students of the Faculty of Medicine of the
University of Geneva had to complete three tasks and select their preferred results.
The majority of the participants have largely preferred Google results while
Khresmoi results showed potential to compete in specific topics. The coverage of
the results seems to be one of the reasons. The second being that participants do
not know how to select quality and transparent health web pages. More awareness,
tools and education about the matter is required for the students of Medicine to be
able to efficiently distinguish trustworthy online health information.