An evidence-based medicine fellowship in a children's teaching hospital

Coulthard, M. G. and Callaghan, L. A. (2001) An evidence-based medicine fellowship in a children's teaching hospital. Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice, 21 4: 126-130. doi:10.1046/j.1440-1762.2001.00427.x


Author Coulthard, M. G.
Callaghan, L. A.
Title An evidence-based medicine fellowship in a children's teaching hospital
Journal name Journal of Quality in Clinical Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-5455
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-1762.2001.00427.x
Open Access Status
Volume 21
Issue 4
Start page 126
End page 130
Total pages 5
Editor John Duggan
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Blackwell Science Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
321019 Paediatrics
730204 Child health
Abstract This paper reports the introduction of an evidence-based medicine fellowship in a children’s teaching hospital. The results are presented of a self-reported ‘evidence-based medicine’ questionnaire, the clinical questions requested through the information retrieval service are outlined and the results of an information retrieval service user questionnaire are reported. It was confirmed that clinicians have frequent clinical questions that mostly remain unanswered. The responses to four questions with ‘good quality’ evidence-based answers were reviewed and suggest that at least one-quarter of doctors were not aware of the current best available evidence. There was a high level of satisfaction with the information retrieval service; 19% of users indicated that the information changed their clinical practice and 73% indicated that the information confirmed their clinical practice. The introduction of an evidence-based medicine fellowship is one method of disseminating the practice of evidence-based medicine in a tertiary children’s hospital.
Keyword evidence-based medicine
information retrieval
paediatrics
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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