Title: Implementing and optimising an Electronic Library of Health Care in Belgium: results of a pilot study
Authors: Hannes, Karin ×
Vander Stichele, R H
Simons, E
Geens, S
Goedhuys, Jo
Aertgeerts, Bert #
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: Acta clinica belgica
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:62 issue:1 pages:48-51
Abstract: Health care practitioners are expected to incorporate results from the best available, scientific information into their daily clinical decision-making process. Useful formats of evidence for practitioners include selected reviews, abstracts in which research results are discussed, "quick answer", evidence-based website including for example diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms, drugs prescription and non-drug therapy. An increasing amount of practitioners has access to the World Wide Web, either at home or at the office. However, easy and cheap access to objective and high quality research results is limited. Many practitioners lack the skills to efficiently navigate complicated medical databases. In 2003 an 'Electronic Library of Health Care' was introduced in Belgium. The main goal of the electronic library is to provide a gateway to scientific evidence to Belgian health care practitioners from different disciplines.This paper presents the results of a pilot project to implement the library in the field. It also describes recent developments and adjustments that increased the efficacy of this gateway to evidence.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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