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Table 4 Features of UpToDate which make it popular

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

Feature Agree*
Subscriptions and recommendations  
   Hospitals should subscribe 72 (94.7)
   Will subscribe personally if hospital does not 24 (31.6)
   Will recommend to a colleague 71 (93.4)
Use of UpToDate  
   Has led to a change of management 44 (57.9)
   Has led to a change of diagnosis 28 (36.8)
   Helps avoid referrals to other specialties 33 (43.4)
   Used in clinics 30 (51.7)
Features of UpToDate which make it popular  
   Synthesis of relevant information 74 (97.4)
   Updated regularly 71 (93.4)
   Comprehensive references 69 (90.8)
   Wide collection of subspecialties 70 (92.1)
   Easy-to-use recommendations 70 (92.1)
  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 76 doctors who had used UpToDate were asked if they agreed with each statement about UpToDate. sagree" or "Strongly disagree".
  2. Only the answers of the 58 residents who had used UpToDate are shown; the 18 interns who had used UpToDate are excluded as interns did not run clinics.