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

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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 need updated information despite varying resource availability and preference. Our survey showed that when information on 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 developers should consider solutions using basic mobile phones and laptops because of their wide availability in resource-limited settings.

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.