Sources of knowledge transfer among primary care pediatric health care providers.
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to understand which informational sources pediatric health care providers perceive as most influential in how they stay current with health care innovations.
METHODS: Rochester, New York, area pediatric health care providers were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Two items pertained to the health care provider's ability to interpret primary research, and 9 items pertained to the influence and relative importance of various sources of information.
RESULTS: A 61% response rate was obtained. Most (83%) respondents felt adequately trained to interpret primary research, fewer (31%) felt they have the time to do so. Almost all respondents (92%) felt that American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines were a major influence, and 44% felt that AAP guidelines were the single most influential source of information in how they altered their practice over time.
CONCLUSIONS: In the setting of time constraints, and the volume and complexity of published therapeutic research, AAP guidelines are playing an increasing role in knowledge transfer.
Chi-Square Distribution; Humans; Information Dissemination; Pediatrics; Primary Health Care; Surveys and Questionnaires
Pediatricians; Primary Care; Knowledge Transfer; AAP guidelines
Pappano, Dante; Conners, Gregory P.; McIntosh, Scott; Humiston, Sharon; and Roma, Domenick, "Sources of knowledge transfer among primary care pediatric health care providers." (2008). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 142.