The emergence of evidence‐based medicine has implications for the use and development of information retrieval systems which are not restricted to the area of medicine. ‘Evidence‐based’ practice emphasises the retrieval and application of high quality knowledge in order to solve real‐world problems. However, information seeking to support such evidence‐based approaches to decision making and problem solving makes demands on retrieval systems which they are not well suited at present to satisfy. A number of approaches have been developed in the field of medicine that seek to address these limitations. The extent to which such approaches may be applied to other areas is discussed, as are their limitations.
Ford, N., Miller, D., O’rourke, A., Ralph, J., Turnock, E. and Booth, A. (1999), "Information retrieval for evidence‐based decision making", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 55 No. 4, pp. 385-401. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007152Download as .RIS
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