The need for Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) paradigm in medical practice is becoming greater. Consequently the determinants of the adoption of evidence-based guidelines are of increasing interest. The aim of the paper is to verify the existence of a “network effect” on the awareness and frequency of use of evidence-based guidelines among paediatricians. We focus on the causal relation between a paediatrician's centrality in the network of paediatricians and guidelines adoption. Interactions and knowledge exchanges may affect the frequency of use of evidence-based guidelines. This effect may have important implications for local health unit managers, for professional associations, and for the final customers themselves: families and children.

Pediatrician networks and evidence-based medicine / Dandi, Roberto; Daniele, Mascia; Chiara, D'Alise. - Proceedings of WOA 2013: organizing in turbulent times: the challenges ahead, (2013), pp. 1-12. (Organizing in turbulent times: the challenges ahead: 14. workshop dei docenti e dei ricercatori di organizzazione aziendale (WOA 2013), Roma, May 30-31, 2013).

Pediatrician networks and evidence-based medicine

DANDI, ROBERTO;
2013

Abstract

The need for Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) paradigm in medical practice is becoming greater. Consequently the determinants of the adoption of evidence-based guidelines are of increasing interest. The aim of the paper is to verify the existence of a “network effect” on the awareness and frequency of use of evidence-based guidelines among paediatricians. We focus on the causal relation between a paediatrician's centrality in the network of paediatricians and guidelines adoption. Interactions and knowledge exchanges may affect the frequency of use of evidence-based guidelines. This effect may have important implications for local health unit managers, for professional associations, and for the final customers themselves: families and children.
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evidence-based medicine; Knowledge Networks; paediatricians
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