Pasquale F. Finelli, MD
To the Editor: The problem of information overload was addressed previously (1) and in a recent Annals editorial (2). Dr. Huth refers to the "brain's limited capacity for storage and processing of information," and the "unmanageable size" of journal literature. The dilemma remains and a solution is still awaited. Guidelines for the ideal information system stated it should be rapidly accessible, precisely and accurately responsive to specific questions, and cheap in time and other costs. The information should be expertly selected, carefully assessed, highly relevant, and current. The question was also raised as to who should develop such a system.
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Finelli PF. Information for the Physician. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:670-672. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-8-670
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(8):670-672.
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