Volume 11, Number 33 (10-2008)                   jha 2008, 11(33): 69-76 | Back to browse issues page


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Eskrootchi R, Ebadi Fard Azar F, Abolhassani H, Kahouei M. A survey on medical student's information needs in Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) for emergency clinical education . jha. 2008; 11 (33) :69-76
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-322-en.html

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Introduction: The aim of this study was the survey of medial students information needs. We expect this study would influences on the clinical education quality, the recognition of students' education needs and the education improvement in emergency and better management of patients by medical students, decreases patients hospital stay, and promotes patients satisfaction.

Methods:We used direct observations and questionnaires as data collecting tools. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and bivariate, two-tailed correlation test, with significant level one percent.

Results: Findings revealed significant correlation between diagnosis, and treatment needs (P=0.000, Coefficient=0.576). The majority of the students report information needs as: laboratories test (84.3%), and radiologic reports (74.3%). The least were interested to cadaver's transfer (1.4%), and medico legal coordination (10%).

Conclusion: A few organizational or management questions were asked such as: hospital policies, procedures and coordination issues. The students did not pay attention to legal issues. WE recommended initiating programs about importance of legal issues and organizational information in curriculum.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/05/3

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