Finding What You Need in the Medical Literature

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 75 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe effective strategies for searching the medical literature, including the ability to quickly find practice guidelines on common medical conditions.
2. Perform a detailed PubMed search when seeking information on specific clinical issues.
3. Identify potential sources of bias in practice guidelines and medical journal articles.
4. Be able to find needed information with a quick search of medical and non-medical websites

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Barry D. Weiss, MD, Professor of Family & Community Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson; Medical Editor, AAFP’s FP Essentials; Associate Medical Editor, American Family Physician

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  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed

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