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Harold I. Reiter, Alan J. Neville, Geoffrey Norman
Objective: Does MEDLINE use, when added to more traditional sources of information, improve the accuracy of medical students' clinical decisions when compared to those obtained using traditional sources only? Design: Randomized control trial. Setting: McMaster University Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Program. Participants: The entire class of 101 medical students, class of 1998. Overall response rate on 9 items was 56% (510/909), with 35% (35/101) completing all 9 items. Intervention: All participants were randomized on each of the nine clincal scenarios for which the student could choose to apply, or refrain from applying, a proferred intervention...
2000: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
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