A simple heuristic for Internet-based evidence search in primary care: a randomized controlled trial

  title={A simple heuristic for Internet-based evidence search in primary care: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Andreas Eberbach and Annette Becker and Justine Rochon and Holger Finkemeler and Achim Wagner and Norbert Donner‐Banzhoff},
  journal={Advances in Medical Education and Practice},
  pages={433 - 441}
Background General practitioners (GPs) are confronted with a wide variety of clinical questions, many of which remain unanswered. Methods In order to assist GPs in finding quick, evidence-based answers, we developed a learning program (LP) with a short interactive workshop based on a simple three-step-heuristic to improve their search and appraisal competence (SAC). We evaluated the LP effectiveness with a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Participants (intervention group [IG] n=20; control… 

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