Physician's Desk Reference and Database is a Finnish collection of computerized primary care guidelines.
The program has been in clinical use since 1989.
For this study, a function producing a log file of all searches was added to the program.
Two hundred twenty-seven users returned log files that contained 15,267 searches.
The users made 3.12 (range 1-10.4) searches per day.
The average time needed to find and read an article was 4.9 minutes.
Sufficient facts were found in 71% of the searches.
Dermatology was the most popular field of interest, followed by infectious diseases and cardiology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Recommandation, Expert, Médecin, Base donnée, Informatique, Pratique professionnelle, Prise décision, Homme, Finlande, Europe, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Recommendation, Expert, Physician, Database, Computer science, Professional practice, Decision making, Human, Finland, Europe, Health staff
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0532904
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 23/03/1999.