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URN etd-0706108-055152
Author Yi-kai Kao
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Department Institute of Health Care Management
Year 2007
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Analysis of Emergency Physicians' Perception and Application of Evidence-Based Medicine
Date of Defense 2008-07-03
Page Count 83
Keyword
  • evidence-based medicine
  • emergency physician
  • Abstract The purposes of this study were to understand emergency physicians’ perception, attitude and application of evidence-based medicine(EBM). This cross-sectional study employed quantitative methods. Regarding the quantitative method, the study population included emergency physicians in southern Taiwan of 32 participating hospitals. Structured questionnaires were sent to emergency physicians, a total of 214 questionnaires were distributed with 189 questionnaires being returned. The response rate was 88.32%. Descriptive statistics was used in data analysis. The major findings were: 1. Emergency physician’s perception of EBM: The average score in Physicians’ understanding EBM terminologies were from 1.88 to 2.79(score ranged from 1 to 4, 1 represented fully understand). 2. Emergency physician’s attitude of EBM: a. There were over a half (57.7%) emergency physicians had taken EBM training courses, while 93.1% expressed their willingness to attend EBM activities in the future. b. Most emergency physicians(86.7%) agreed that application of EBM was useful in clinical practice. c. The major barriers of emergency physicians to apply EBM were lack of time(57.1%), lack of EBM knowledge(50.3%), lack of research methodology knowledge(45.5%) and hardness of critical appraisal(40.7%). d. In general, emergency physicians hold positive attitudes toward EBM, the average score was from 1.79 to 3.09 (score ranged from 1 to 5, 1 represented the most agree). 3. Emergency physician’s application of EBM: a. The average proportion of EBM application in emergency physicians’ clinical practice was 54.42% . b. Emergency physician’s choice of clinical problem-treating was diverse, only little clinical problem may have uniform opinions.
    Advisory Committee
  • Ying-chun Li - chair
  • Hsiu-fen Tan - co-chair
  • Hung-fu Tseng - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2008-07-06

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