Monday, September 22, 2008

A Low-Cost Solution to Literature Searches

Rural Doc's solution? Use a network of friends on Twitter.



Anonymous said...

is that stealing?

DrWes said...

Sharing maybe. But not stealing. Certainly, copyright issues may be in play, but I'd turn to the legal community for their take on this, especially as it relates to a doctor overseas sending references to a colleague.

Perhaps a more interesting question for physician "quality" and "performance" advocates is why we don't make evidence-based literature freely available to treating, licensed physicians. Certainly the online journal Plos is open to all, but should there be a model available that permits our doctors access to important literature-based innovations in healthcare?

This might be one of the most important "quality measures" enacted. Just a thought.