JAMES NICKAS, Pharm.D.
To the editor: In the October issue, Covell and colleagues (1) discuss the need for improved and efficient systems of obtaining medical information for physicians in office practice. Their survey indicates that only 30% of physicians' information needs were met during patient visits, usually by another physician or other health professional. Despite the abundance of written literature, most physicians avoided print sources because textbooks in the office were outdated, journal articles were poorly organized, indexing of books and drug information services were inadequate, an appropriate source was unknown, or the process of searching for information was too time consuming.
NICKAS J. Drug Information for Physicians. Ann Intern Med. ;103:956–957. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-956_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_1):956-957.
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