Managing evidence-based knowledge: the need for reliable, relevant and readable resources

Straus, Sharon; Haynes, R. Bryan
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/28/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 9, p942
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the management of evidence-based medical information for health care administrators. It mentions that most of the clinicians in the contemporary society are not using evidence-based medical knowledge, which seemed to be the reason why they are prone to medication errors. It suggests medical personnel not to rely more to any systematic reviews since they lack the knowledge on interventions and have no adequate information on the risks of adverse events. It asserts that medical information should be reliable, relevant and readable. It also talks about the "5S approach," a framework that provides a model for the management of evidence-based information services. Furthermore, the role of the journals in appraising research-based evidence and its application is discussed.


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