Use of information sources by recently graduated physicians of Lima

Authors

  • Christian R. Mejia Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú.
  • Onice J. Caceres Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina de la Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú.
  • Claudia A. Vera Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina de la Universidad Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú.
  • Ayar Nizama-Vía Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú.
  • Walter H. Curioso Dirección de Evaluación y Gestión del Conocimiento. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica (CONCYTEC), Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros del Perú. Lima, Perú.
  • Percy Mayta-Tristán Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2014.314.124

Keywords:

Internet, Bibliografía, Citation databases, médicos, Perú

Abstract

In order to determine the use of information sources by recently graduated physicians of Lima, Peru in 2011, a survey was conducted among graduated physicians at seven universities. They were asked about the use of search engines in the health area during their year of medical internship [last year of medical school]. Regular use was defined as the source being used once a week or daily. For 490 respondents, regularly used information sources were SciELO, accessed by 173 (36.4%); PubMed 165 (34.4%); HINARI 117 (25.5%); UpToDate 98 (22.3%); Cochrane Library 94 (20.6%); LILACS 91 (19.8%); a hospital institutional library 70 (15.0%); LIPECS 39 (8.7%); and Peru BVS 42 (9.3%). Only a minority regularly accessed information sources related to health. It is necessary to improve capacity in the efficient use of various resources of scientific information in a continuous way and that reaches students and health professionals.

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Published

2014-12-01

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Mejia CR, Caceres OJ, Vera CA, Nizama-Vía A, Curioso WH, Mayta-Tristán P. Use of information sources by recently graduated physicians of Lima. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];31(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/124

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