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BACKGROUND Clinicians have many unanswered questions during clinical encounters which may impact on the quality and outcomes of decisions made. Provision of online evidence at the point of care is one strategy that provides clinicians with easy access to up-to-date evidence in clinical settings to support evidence-based decision-making. AIM To determine(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact of a state health department policy to provide allied health professional staff with access to a point-of-care, 24h, online evidence system in terms of awareness, use and clinical impact of the system on clinical practice; to identify perceived barriers to use, and differences in measures between seven professional groups(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of clinicians' use of an online information retrieval system on their performance in answering clinical questions. DESIGN Pre-/post-intervention experimental design. MEASUREMENTS In a computer laboratory, 75 clinicians (26 hospital-based doctors, 18 family practitioners, and 31 clinical nurse consultants) provided 600(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate factors influencing variations in clinicians' use of an online evidence retrieval system. SETTING Public hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. METHOD Web log analysis demonstrated considerable variation in rates of evidence use by clinicians at different hospitals. Focus groups and interviews were held with 61 staff from(More)
BACKGROUND Online evidence retrieval systems are a potential tool in supporting evidence-based practice. Effective and tested techniques for assessing the impact of these systems on care delivery and patient outcomes are limited. PURPOSE AND METHODS In this study we applied the critical incident (CI) and journey mapping (JM) techniques to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital-based clinicians have been shown to use and attain benefits from online evidence systems. To our knowledge there have been no studies investigating whether and how ambulance officers use online evidence systems if provided. We surveyed ambulance officers to examine their knowledge and use of the Clinical Information Access Program(More)
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