In the research reported here, the authors compared (a) the abilities of third-and fourth-year students and physicians to solve problems requiring review of current literature with (6) the information-seeking procedures of the three groups in researching those problems. The subjects were given a patient care question to answer, and logs were maintained to document their information-seeking processes. The findings indicated no differences among the three groups in accurately solving patient care problems; a difference in information-seeking processes between third-year students and physicians; and no differences between third-year and fourth-year students or between physicians and fourth-year students in their approaches to seeking information. Mean scores indicated that all three groups need additional training on accessing the literature in making patient care decisions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Education|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health