Health care workers in Africa access a broad range of topics using evidence-based online medical information

Margaret L. McNairy, Alysse G. Wurcel, Franklin Huang, Johanna P. Daily

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Health care workers (HCW) rely on Internet-based medical resources to obtain current evidence-based clinical guidelines. While such resources are being used with increasing frequency in developed countries, they have not been broadly employed in resource-limited settings (RLS). To investigate the feasibility and the types of medical content used by HCW in RLS, we studied one Internet-based medical resource used in the United States, (UpToDate

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-839
Number of pages17
JournalGlobal Public Health
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012



  • Africa
  • Internet
  • Internet-based health information
  • evidence-based medicine
  • medical knowledge resources
  • resource-limited settings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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