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Information-seeking practices of medical professionals and students in low and middle income countries.


Gavino AI, Ho BLC, Wee PAA, Marcelo AB, Fontelo P

AMIA Annu Symp Proc [Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium]; 2011 Oct 22-26; Washington DC. p. 1780.

Abstract:

Access to quality health information is essential in clinical practice. Physicians from developing countries needupdated information despite varying resource availability and preference. Our survey showed that when informationon drugs, prognosis, and diagnostics are required, formularies, books, and colleagues were the primary choices.PubMed was preferred when questions on therapy and patient management arose. Information resource developersshould consider solutions using basic mobile phones and laptops because of their wide availability in resource-limitedsettings.


Gavino AI, Ho BLC, Wee PAA, Marcelo AB, Fontelo P Information-seeking practices of medical professionals and students in low and middle income countries. 
AMIA Annu Symp Proc [Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium]; 2011 Oct 22-26; Washington DC. p. 1780.