The Quality of EBM Sources Perceived By Belgian Family Physicians

Authors

  • Laurence de Fernelmont Laurence Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Brussels
  • Sven Van Laere Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Brussels
  • Dirk Devroey Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Brussels

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2018.382

Keywords:

Evidence Based Medicine, Primary health care, Family practice

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Belgian family physicians use several local and international sources for evidence-based medicine (EBM).

AIM: This study aims to investigate the quality of these EBM sources according to the Belgian family physicians.

METHODS: A sample of Belgian family physicians completed a digital survey on the quality of EBM sources.

RESULTS: Respondents evaluated the quality of the information for the major part of the local and international EBM sources good to excellent. More than 50% of the respondents found in the major part of the sources an answer to the question. More than half of the respondents found the necessary information in less than 5 minutes in most of the sources. Younger participants self-evaluated their search skills better than older participants.

CONCLUSION: The quality of most frequently used EBM sources in Belgium is evaluated as good and client-friendly. More than half of the respondents found an answer to their questions in most of the sources and this within 5 minutes.

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Published

2018-10-18

How to Cite

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de Fernelmont Laurence L, Van Laere S, Devroey D. The Quality of EBM Sources Perceived By Belgian Family Physicians. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018 Oct. 18 [cited 2021 Apr. 12];6(10):1918-23. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.382

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E - Public Health