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Table 2 Doctors' perceptions of usefulness of various functions of the personal digital assistant (PDA)

From: How residents and interns utilise and perceive the personal digital assistant and UpToDate

Function Useful* Owns software applications
Drug information 45 (83.3) 16 (29.6)
Medical references 44 (81.5) 27 (50.0)
Scheduling/calendar 38 (70.4) Not applicable
Medical calculators 37 (68.5) 18 (33.3)
Documentation 17 (31.5) Not applicable
  1. * Data are presented as the number (%) of doctors who chose "Strongly agree" or "Agree", as opposed to "Not sure", "Disagree" or "Strongly disagree" when the 54 doctors who owned personal digital assistants were asked if each function was useful for acquiring medical knowledge.
  2. Data are presented as the number (%) of doctors who owned the relevant medical software applications.