Wilson, P., Glanville, J. and Watt, I. (2003) Access to the online evidence base: a survey of the Northern and Yorkshire region. Research Report. CRD Report (23). NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination , York, UK.
AIMS: To assess the awareness and use of NHSnet within general practice and to investigate the presence of skills necessary to maximise the benefits of NHSnet connections.
METHODS: Postal questionnaire surveys and semi-structured interviews.
PARTICIPANTS: General practice and Primary Care Trust staff.
RESULTS: At least one completed questionnaire was obtained from 65% of the general practices surveyed, and the individual response rate to the general practice survey was 44%.
90% of all respondents reported that their practice was connected to NHSnet, with 59% of respondents reporting that they use NHSnet at least once a week. Whilst NHSnet is most commonly used to search for research information or guidance, all respondents in this survey still report greater access to and use of paper-based information resources.
CONCULSIONS: Since our 1999 survey, reported NHSnet connectivity has increased greatly, with a majority of respondents reporting that they use NHSnet at least once a week. Given the recent implementation of NHSnet and the developing (ie early) stage of some online resources, this level of uptake is encouraging.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||© 2003 NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. Available from the CRD web site.|
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (York)
The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||11 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||14 Nov 2008 17:02|
|Publisher:||NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination|
|Identification Number:||Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Report 23|