Health Science Professionals’ Experience with EBM Resource: A Study at KMC Health Sciences Library, Manipal

Rao, Mahabaleshwara and Jessy, A (2013) Health Science Professionals’ Experience with EBM Resource: A Study at KMC Health Sciences Library, Manipal. In: 5th Annual Conference of Karnataka Health Sciences Library Association (KHSLA) on the theme “Evidence Based – Health Science Librarianship”, 24-25, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka.

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Abstract

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) resources provide the xpertise and practical knowledge of top physicians and esearchers from leading academic medical centres worldwiden order to meet the growing needs of health science rofessionals, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Health Sciences Library, Manipal subscribed the UpToDate evidence ased medicine resource. UpToDate is a clinical information esource which offers fully referenced expert answers to patient-care, diagnosis and treatment questions. The resource uses the best available current evidence to answer clinical questions, quickly and easily at the point of care. The statistics of usage at the KMC Health Sciences Library showed rapidly increasing use of UpToDate by their professionals. Categories of topic reviews accessed by the users at KMC Health Sciences library show the application of evidence-based practice in all the treatment areas. The large number of EBM resources available and the case study of UpToDate evidence based resource at KMC Health Sciences Library point to the growing demand for this practice hanging information in the field. Medical librarians are taking the EBM challenge and playing an active role in upporting and enhancing EBM practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: EBM, UpToDate, KMC, Health Sciences Library and Health Science Professionals
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 04:15
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 04:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/95028

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