Information needs in office practice: are they being met?

@article{Covell1985InformationNI,
  title={Information needs in office practice: are they being met?},
  author={David G. Covell and Gwen C. Uman and Phil R. Manning},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={103 4},
  pages={596-9}
}
We studied the self-reported information needs of 47 physicians during a half day of typical office practice. The physicians raised 269 questions about patient management. Questions related to all medical specialties and were highly specific to the individual patient's problem. Subspecialists most frequently asked questions related to other subspecialties. Only 30% of physicians' information needs were met during the patient visit, usually by another physician or other health professional… CONTINUE READING
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