The point of Information Mastery is to ensure that doctors look up reliable information at the point-of-care and practice the best possible medicine.
The Information Mastery skills introduced in this guide are designed to:
As you can see from this DynaMed Infographic below from 2016 - there is no way a clinician can look up every clinical question and perform critical appraisal real-time. The flow of patients, questions, and new information needed for informed decision making is like a tidal wave.
The techniques and processes outlined in this guide will provide a tried and true methodology for efficiently finding relevant and valid information at the point-of-care.