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This template is intended to be placed at the top of articles or sections with medical or health content that need additional references or are using sources that are unreliable and/or outdated, and therefore, are in need of attention.

If the article or section does not cover medical or health sciences topics, one should use another template, such as {{more citations needed}}, instead.

This template places the articles into Category:All articles needing additional references and Category:Articles requiring reliable medical sources.

Adding a date parameter also sorts the tagged article into dated subcategories of Category:Articles needing additional medical references, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first. Additionally, it saves bots having to add the date, keeping article edit histories tidy. This allows editors who keep an eye on medical content concerns to find articles in need of attention quickly.


All parameters are optional; please always add a date.

  • |section=   (Must be the first parameter)
  • |date=
  • |reason=
  • |talk=1   (Or any other nonblank value)
  • |small=left
  • If the first parameter is section, the normally sized warning starts "This section ..." rather than "This article ...". (For compatibility with earlier versions of the template, any other unnamed first parameter is treated as a reason. Please explicitly use |reason=.)
  • If you would like to add a reason, add the parameter |reason=.
  • To point to the Talk page with discussion of the issues, use |talk=1.
  • To produce a small version to use within a section, use |small=left; section isn't needed as a first parameter because neither "article" nor "section" is displayed.


{{More medical citations needed|{{subst:DATE}}}}
Paste-ready version; the month and year are added automatically.
{{More medical citations needed|section|{{subst:DATE}}}}
Paste-ready version; the month and year are added automatically. This places a normally sized box within a section.
{{More medical citations needed|date=June 2022}}
Paste-ready version; with month and year.
{{More medical citations needed|talk=1|{{subst:DATE}}}}
Paste-ready version for an article with pointer to the article talk page for details; with month and year.
{{More medical citations needed|reason=Information on foo does not cite any references or sources|date=June 2022}}
Paste-ready version for an article with date and a reason given.
{{More medical citations needed|small=left|{{subst:DATE}}}}
Paste-ready version reduced in size for use in a section of an article; with month and year (not displayed on template).

See also

Policies, guidelines, essays, and WikiProjects


  • Vickers, Tim and Eubulides (30 June 2008). "Dispatches: Sources in biology and medicine"". The Wikipedia Signpost.
  • Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources (medicine)
  • Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources (science)
  • Wikipedia:Reliable source examples § Physical sciences and medicine
  • Wikipedia:Current science and technology sources
  • Wikipedia:Conflicts of interest (medicine)
  • Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Medicine-related articles
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine


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