Easy guide to searching for evidence for the busy clinician
Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 48, Issue 12, pages 1095–1100, December 2012
How to Cite
Caldwell, P. H., Bennett, T. and Mellis, C. (2012), Easy guide to searching for evidence for the busy clinician. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48: 1095–1100. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02503.x
- Issue online: 10 DEC 2012
- Version of Record online: 29 JUL 2012
- Accepted for publication 2 October 2011.
- evidence-based practice;
- information management
The busy clinician is constantly faced with clinical questions regarding patient care. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the large amount of health information available electronically. This article offers one easy approach for searching the electronic database. It is intended for the busy clinician who is unsure how to conduct an electronic search. It provides guidance on where to search and how to search using the PICO search method. It also provides a list of useful resources to help clinicians critically appraise the articles found to determine its relevance.