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  1. Medical reference databases used by Army primary care physicians in field environments.

    Article - En anglais

    A cross-sectional survey of U.S. Army primary care physicians was done to answer two questions : (1) which medical reference materials are Army primary care physicians currently using when deployed to a field environment ? and (2) what would they like to have for medical reference in a field environment ?

    Of 740 surveys delivered to their intended recipients, 445 (60%) were returned.

    Currently, 96% of primary care physicians use books, 37% use journals, and 11% use computer software in their medical reference database.

    Of those now using books, 72% were satisfied with them, compared with 61% of those using journals and 45% of those using software.

    The most common book used was the Merck Manual.

    The most important characteristics desired in a field medical database were broad coverage, ease of use, and light weight.

    The majority of respondents believe that a good medical reference database is important but that current medical databases limit the quality of the medicine they practice in the field.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Militaire, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Base donnée, Référence, Exploration, Formation permanente

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Military, Human, United States, North America, America, Database, Reference, Exploration, Continuing education

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0004270

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 31/05/1999.