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
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0004270
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 31/05/1999.