Educational outreach visits: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes.

@article{OBrien2000EducationalOV,
  title={Educational outreach visits: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes.},
  author={M A Thomson O'Brien and Andrew David Oxman and Debra Aline Davis and Robert Brian Haynes and Nick Freemantle and Emma Louise Harvey},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={2},
  pages={
          CD000409
        }
}
BACKGROUND Outreach visits have been identified as an intervention that may improve the practice of health care professionals, in particular prescribing. This type of 'face to face' visit has been referred to as university-based educational detailing, public interest detailing, and academic detailing. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of outreach visits on improving health professional practice or patient outcomes. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched MEDLINE up to March 1997, the Research and… CONTINUE READING

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