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Table 3 Literature searches and EBM resource usage per week, by treatment group and postgraduate level

From: Evidence-based medicine training during residency: a randomized controlled trial of efficacy

  PGY-1 (n = 48) PGY-2 (n = 48**) PGY-3 (n = 44)
  Group Median p-value* Group Median p-value* Group Median p-value*
Total Literature Searches       
Workshop 1.5 0.25 4.0 0.50 4.0 0.48
Control 1.5   4.0   4.0  
EBM Resource Usage       
Up To Date Searches       
Workshop 10.0 0.46 > 10.0 0.35 > 10.0 0.37
Control > 10.0   > 10.0   > 10.0  
MEDLINE Searches       
Workshop 1.5 0.65 8.0 0.77 6.0 0.68
Control 4.0   8.0   6.0  
ACP Journal Club       
Workshop 0.0 0.22 0.0 0.63 1.5 0.12
Control 0.0   0.0   1.5  
CDSR       
Workshop 0.0 0.66 1.5 0.03 1.5 0.74
Control 0.0   0.0   1.5  
DARE       
Workshop 0.0 0.34 0.0 0.07 0.0 0.71
Control 0.0   0.0   0.0  
  1. *Mann-Whitney U p-value calculated
  2. ** Missing data for 1 resident on PGY-2 literature search item