Sistematizando la búsqueda de información científica para responder preguntas clínicas
The first printed medical database was the Index Medicus, of the USA National Library of Medicine, 12 vol. published in 1879 with 20.169 articles. With the development and growth of research, necessary for the advance of medicine,
an increasing number of publications that disclose their results have appeared. Thus, we can find thousands of electronic articles on the Internet and in medical databases which will make truly difficult to get accurately and quickly the information we are looking for. The challenge is how to get a quick answer to the question. To find it in that huge amount of information is not an easy job. It is highly necessary for researchers to plan a strategy work to have success.
Since a couple of decades, with the emergence of the term “evidence-based medicine”, the need of how and where to find scientific support that ensures us the validity of the information also appeared. Even though the physician
must find an answer to clinical or research questions, the responsability to look for the proper information belongs to the clinical documentalist, they should be able to work together doing this job