Evidence-based answering service : a Croatian experience

Markulin, Helena and Krajna, Tamara (2006) Evidence-based answering service : a Croatian experience. In: 10th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, 11. - 16. IX 2006., Cluj, Romania.

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It frequently happens that physicians do not have adequate skills or enough time for searching and evaluating evidence needed in their everyday practice. Medical librarian can serve as a mediator in enabling physicians to utilize the potential offered by contemporary evidence based medicine. The Central Medical Library (CML) and the Croatian Medical Journal (CMJ), both affiliated to the Zagreb University School of Medicine, designed a web-based information service aimed at the promotion of evidence-based practice in the Croatian medical community. This service, named CMJ Answers Your Clinical Question, will be accessible at the journal's web site. Each question will be redirected to the Central Medical Library. A responsible librarian (with MD degree) will analyse the problem, search information resources and evaluate the evidence. The answer will be returned to the physician-client in Croatian language by an e-mail, together with a questionnaire on her or his satisfaction with the service and its practical value. In the countries with the underpowered information infrastructure, such information service can have a significant role in transfer of scientific evidence into the everyday clinical practice.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item published in conference proceedings (Poster)
Departments: Središnja medicinska knjižnica
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Markulin, HelenaUNSPECIFIED
Date: 16 September 2006
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 13:27
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2013 13:27
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1741

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