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November/December 2013 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
Date:11/11/2013


New Concept for Measuring the Impact of Information from Electronic Knowledge Resources

Researchers describe a new conceptualization and measure of the impact of information gleaned from electronic knowledge resources. They define the "number needed to benefit from information" as the number of patients for whom clinical information is retrieved for one patient to benefit. This number, they hope, can be used in future experimental research to compare the impact of information derived from different electronic knowledge resources.

Number Needed to Benefit From Information (NNBI): Proposal From a Mixed Methods Research Study With Practicing Family Physicians
Pierre Pluye, MD, PhD, et al
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Cultivating a Cycle of Trust is Critical to Engaging Minority Populations in Practice-Based Research Studies

With minority populations traditionally underrepresented in clinical research studies, researchers identify strategies for recruiting and retaining patients from diverse racial and ethnic communities into practice-based research studies. Interviews with 18 researchers experienced in recruiting participants from minority communities and 172 patients from those communities revealed the critical importance of trust to successful recruitment and retention. Participants emphasized that establishing and maintaining trusting relationships that extend beyond the enrollment and data collection phases are essential to enhance the participation of diverse populations in PBRN clinical research. Participants identified a set of flexible strategies within each stage of the research process and called for close engagement with the clinic and community partners. The findings from this study, conducted in five distinct minority communities within a national network of PBRNs, offer the PBRN community a guide toward achieving the important goal of engaging diverse communities in r
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