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Table 2 Resources to solve a health care problem

From: The design, fate and impact of a hospital-wide training program in evidence-based medicine for physicians – an observational study

  Total Never/rarely Often/very often p-value*
Resources   n % %  
Colleagues Before: 173 3 % 79 %  
After: 172 2 % 65 % 0.0002
Internet resources, e.g., PubMed, Google Before: 170 15 % 56 %  
After: 174 1 % 85 % <0.0001
Textbooks Before: 173 13 % 48 %  
After: 171 36 % 23 % <0.0001
Journals (original research reports and review articles) Before: 172 22 % 44 %  
After: 171 5 % 69 % <0.0001
Electronic resources, computer databases available from the Hospital/University library Before: 171 64 % 20 %  
After: 172 9 % 62 % <0.0001
Secondary journals and Clinical Practice Guidelines, e.g., Cochrane, Clinical Evidence, EBM-Guidelines, Up To Date Before: 170 73 % 5 %  
After: 174 4 % 76 % <0.0001
  1. Distribution of responses before and after training to the survey questions ”What types of resource do you use /do you think you will use to solve a specific health care problem?” *Wilcoxon test for matched pairs – comparison of the values before and after the training