Il valore aggiunto di strumenti informativi point-of-care a supporto delle decisioni

Translated title of the contribution: The added value of information summaries supporting clinical decisions at the point-of-care

Rita Banzi, Marien González-Lorenzo, Koren Hyogene Kwag, Stefanos Bonovas, Lorenzo Moja

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Abstract

Evidence-based healthcare requires the integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patients' values. International publishers are developing evidence-based information services and resources designed to overcome the difficulties in retrieving, assessing and updating medical information as well as to facilitate a rapid access to valid clinical knowledge. Point-of-care information summaries are defined as web-based medical compendia that are specifically designed to deliver pre-digested, rapidly accessible, comprehensive, and periodically updated information to health care providers. Their validity must be assessed against marketing claims that they are evidence-based. We periodically evaluate the content development processes of several international point-of-care information summaries. The number of these products has increased along with their quality. The last analysis done in 2014 identified 26 products and found that three of them (Best Practice, Dynamed e Uptodate) scored the highest across all evaluated dimensions (volume, quality of the editorial process and evidence-based methodology). Pointof-care information summaries as stand-alone products or integrated with other systems, are gaining ground to support clinical decisions. The choice of one product over another depends both on the properties of the service and the preference of users. However, even the most innovative information system must rely on transparent and valid contents. Individuals and institutions should regularly assess the value of point-of-care summaries as their quality changes rapidly over time.

Translated title of the contributionThe added value of information summaries supporting clinical decisions at the point-of-care
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Volume107
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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