New research is published every 25 seconds and is added to a large universe of existing research. It’s impossible to keep up to date reading the new research using humans alone. A general practitioner would have to read 29 hours per day to keep up with the latest research.
Only 15% of this published research provides useful and meaningful results for patients. That means that physicians, care teams, patients, caregivers, and payers have to not only read all the most up-to-date evidence available, but they have no way of identifying the signal from the noise.
Health practitioners who want to apply the latest evidence based medicine can not just rely on guidelines, as it takes on average 2 to 5 years before research makes it into guidelines.