Tag : healthcare improvement

MANUSCRIPT: Trends in Physician Referrals in the United States, 1999-2009

Background  Physician referrals play a central role in ambulatory care in the United States; however, little is known about national trends in physician referrals over time. The objective of this study was to assess changes in the annual rate of referrals to other physicians from physician office visits in the

Doctors, Like Their Patients, Use Google for Health Information – Health Blog – WSJ

"When doctors were asked how often they used certain sources to gain information used to diagnose, treat and care for patients, 68% said they “frequently” consulted professional journals and 60% said the same about colleagues. And just under half — 46% — said general web browsers. Conferences and events and

RESOURCE: Platform helps patients understand doctors’ explanations | Springwise

"According to statistics from Jiff, the company behind the application, some 80 percent of the information health professionals give to patients is forgotten once the appointment is over, and people also remember 50 percent of their doctor’s medical talk incorrectly. The app is a presentation tool which enables doctors to

RESOURCE: An Interactive Internet-Based Continuing Education Course on Sexually Transmitted Diseases for Physicians and Midwives in Peru

Abstract Background: Clinicians in developing countries have had limited access to continuing education (CE) outside major cities, and CE strategies have had limited impact on sustainable change in performance. New educational tools could improve CE accessibility and effectiveness. Methodology/Principal Findings: The objective of this study was to evaluate an interactive Internet-based CE course on Sexually

Set-it-and-forget-it Social Learning Tools via MyPubMed

I took the time a few years ago to set up a series of saved searches using PubMed. The fact that I was able to do this quite effectively despite not being a medical librarian plus having to navigate Pubmed’s less-than-perfect interface, suggests that you could probably do it too!

As a result, several time a week I receive an alert to all of the new publications that may be relevant to my search. Some days I have a chance to peruse them, some times I do not, but on most Mondays I enjoy flipping through a list of ‘What’s new in medical education?” or “What’s new in social media AND learning?” as I am enjoying my breakfast. The beauty is that I have leveraged a set-it-and-forget-it tool