Research and Markets: Emergency Medicine Information Seeking Report 2011 Collects Results from 136 US Practicing Emergency

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Emergency Medicine Information Seeking Report 2011" report to their offering. Understanding the current medical information-seeking patterns of clinicians is critical in making decisions about continuing healthcare education and medical information design and support. CE Outcomes, LLC developed and implemented a survey instrument to investigate the medical information-seeking patterns and preferences of US practicing healthcare providers. The survey instrument was distributed by email and fax during December 2010 to a random stratified sample of US practicing emergency medicine physicians. A sample of 136 was collected and analyzed to understand the preferences and patterns for each group with regards to seeking medical information. Knowing how and from which sources healthcare providers seek medical information, and how they integrate medical information into their practices, provides opportunities to better understand how to facilitate medical information through education and structured messages. These data are intended for use by providers and supporters of continuing healthcare education in strategic planning and design of their programs with the overall goal of improving patient care. The following report outlines the specific data regarding medical information-seeking patterns and preferences, as well as a summary of implications on these data to design and implement medical information and educational messages to emergency medicine physicians. The most useful resources for emergency medicine physicians in staying up-to-date with therapeutic advances include:

  • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Continuing medical education courses
  • Colleagues and peers
  • Clinical practice guidelines

The most influential resources for emergency medicine physicians' decision to adopt a new advance into practice include:

  • Continuing medical education courses
  • Nationally recognized experts
  • Colleagues and peers
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Emergency medicine physicians are most likely to participate in the following formats to receive medical information:

  • National meetings and conferences
  • Print monographs and newsletters
  • Local meetings (within one hour of their practice)
  • Grand rounds (at their institution)
  • Online courses
  • PDA/iPod applications
  • Audio CDs

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