Medical Informatics

Enhanced Quality and Quantity of Retrieval of Critically Appraised Topics Using the CAT Crawler

Published date : 01 Mar 2004

As healthcare moves towards the implementation of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) become useful in helping physicians to make clinical decisions. A number of academic and healthcare organizations have set up web-based CAT libraries. The primary objective of the presented work is to provide a one-stop search and download site that allows access to multiple CAT libraries. A web-based application, namely the CAT Crawler, was developed to serve physicians with an adequate access to available appraised topics on the Internet.

Journal Paper
Medical Informatics & the Internet in Medicine. Volume 29, Number 1, March, 2004 , pp. 43-55(13) DOI: 10.1080/14639230310001655849
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