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Using PICO to Align Medical Evidence with MDs Decision Making Models

O'Sullivan, Dympna, Wilk, Syzmon, Michalowski, Wojtek and Farion, Ken (2013) Using PICO to Align Medical Evidence with MDs Decision Making Models. In: MEDINFO 2013. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (192). IMIA and IOS Press, p. 1057. ISBN 9781614992899

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Modern medicine is characterized by an “explosion” in clinical research information making practical application of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), problematic for many clinicians. We have developed a PICO-(evidence based search strategy focusing on Patient/Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome)-based framework for (indexing and retrieving medical evidence and we posit that the use of PICO allows for organizing evidence that is aligned with an MD's decision making model. We describe a study where medical students evaluated our PICO-based approach and results show that students are eager to apply EBM but are hindered by a lack of specialist skills. Students reported that the PICO-based framework for organizing evidence provided an intuitive way of accessing and evaluating evidence and would be useful for their clinical tasks.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2018 08:47
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2018 08:47

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