DANIEL REINHARTH, M.D.
REINHARTH D. Keeping Up with the Medical Literature. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:807-808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-5-807_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(5):807-808.
To the editor: I take strong exception to the approach on keeping up with the medical literature proposed by Haynes and colleagues (1, 2). They suggest focusing exclusively on articles directly relevant to one's practice. For those in a primary care practice, this suggestion is almost irrelevant, because the range of problems encountered is vast. Even topics apparently unrelated may be important: for example, a general internist may read a surgical article to understand better what patients must go through and thereby to know what to advise them. As for subspecialists, most practice much primary care, and even the rest
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