Drug information centre-analysis of activities of a regional centre.
TEMPUS Special Issue. .
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Description and evaluation of a drug information centre's (DIC) professional activities one year after establishment are summarized.
The aims of the centre are :
To evaluate which problem areas are frequently requested, how frequently and by whom ; which information sources are the most appropriate for the service and the approximate cost of such a service.
We received 80 questions during the first 8 months.
The questions were mainly asked by hospital physicians (32.5%) and pharmacists (32.5%), other health-care professionals were a minority ; the scopes of most frequently asked questions include general properties of active substances (12.2%), contents of particular preparations (21%), dosage (11%), side effects (21%) and indications/contraindications (15%). Cost of the service included variable (mainly phone and mail charges, copy and print of the documents) and fixed costs (cost of software and salary of the staff). 1997 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médicament, Centre information, Expérience professionnelle, Application médicale, Pharmacologie, Consultation, Question réponse, Rapport coût bénéfice, Assistance ordinateur, Base connaissance, Génie biomédical, Informatique biomédicale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug, Information center, Professional experience, Medical application, Pharmacology, Consultation, Question answering, Cost benefit ratio, Computer aid, Knowledge base, Biomedical engineering, Biomedical data processing
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0443707
Code Inist : 002B28G. Création : 03/02/1998.