Table 1

Source use during EBM practice by occupational physicians (N = 36).

Mean score (SD)


Number of journal articles looked at or read thoroughly last monthto solve a case

3.9 (6.4)


Number of hours spent reading professional literature last month to solve a case

5.6 (7.8)


Proportion (%) of the articles read


Read thoroughly

20%

Skimmed

25%

Read abstract only

45%


Types of source used often or very often by OPs (%) to solve a case


International journals: review articles

41.6%

International journals: original research reports

22.3%

National journals

25.0%

Textbooks

50.0%

Internet resources/computer databases

69.4%

Guidelines

58.3%

The Cochrane Library

16.7%

Colleagues

63.9%


Hugenholtz et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:18   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-18

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