Objective.-To understand the ways in which computer-mediated searching of the biomedical literature affects patient care and other professional activities.
Undertaken to determine the ways in which on-line access to the biomedical literature via the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database « makes a difference » in what physicians do when confronted with a medical problem requiring new or additional information.
Design.-An adaptation of the Critical Incident Technique used to gather detailed reports of MEDLINE search results that were especially helpful (or not helpful) in carrying out the individual's professional activities.
The individual physician was the source of the patient care incident reports.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Traitement, Homme, Base donnée, Médecin, Aide diagnostic, Medline
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Treatment, Human, Database, Physician, Diagnostic aid
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0542730
Code Inist : 002B28G. Création : 199406.