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ABSTRACT: Gestalt assessment of online educational resources may not be sufficiently reliable and consistent

PURPOSE: Online open educational resources are increasingly used in medical education, particularly blogs and podcasts. However, it is unclear whether these resources can be adequately appraised by end-users. Our goal was to determine whether gestalt-based recommendations are sufficient for emergency medicine trainees and attending physicians to reliably recommend online educational resources

ABSTRACT: Variation in general practitioners’ information-seeking behaviour – a cross-sectional study

OBJECTIVE: To assess general practitioners' (GPs') information-seeking behaviour and perceived importance of sources of scientific medical information and to investigate associations with GP characteristics. DESIGN: A national cross-sectional survey was distributed electronically in December 2013. SETTING: Danish general practice. SUBJECTS: A population of 3440 GPs (corresponding to approximately 96% of all Danish GPs). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: GPs' use and

ABSTRACT: Salinas G. Trends in physician preferences for and use of sources of medical information in response to questions arising at the point of care: 2009-2013.

INTRODUCTION: Recent information on the preferences and trends of medical information sources for US practicing physicians in the past several years is lacking. The purpose of this study was to identify current format preferences and attitudes of physicians as well as trends over time to provide timely information for use in