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Table 2 Work related use of the internet reported by respondents and the online resources used

From: Utilisation of internet resources for continuing professional development: a cross-sectional survey of general practitioners in Scotland

Use n = 383 Percentage
 Obtaining information to give to a patient 358 93.5 %
 Answering a clinical question 357 93.2 %
 Continuing professional development 308 80.4 %
 Answering a non- clinical question 234 61.1 %
 Literature searches 135 35.2 %
 Other 91 23.8 %
 None of the above reasons 1 0.3 %
Resource n = 382 Percentage
 SIGN Guidelines 303 79.3 %
 BMJ Learning 279 73.0 %
 NICE Guidelines 255 66.8 %
 GP Notebook 243 63.6 %
 Google 234 61.3 %
 NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) 165 43.2 %
 Healthcare Journals e.g. BMJ, Lancet, BJGP 159 41.6 %
 RCGP Online Learning Environment 138 36.1 %
 Doctors.net.uk 130 34.0 %
 Wikipedia 116 30.4 %
 NES Knowledge Network 81 21.2 %
 Pulse Learning 75 19.6 %
 GP Magazine / GP online and mycme.com 70 18.3 %
 e-Learning for General Practice (e-GP) 67 17.5 %
 LearnPro 63 16.5 %
 e-Learning for Healthcare 56 14.7 %
 GP Handbook 42 11.0 %
 Other (not otherwise specified) 31 8.1 %
 WebinarsForGPs.com 26 6.8 %
 Another search engine other than Google 18 4.7 %
 Patient.co.uk 13 3.4 %
 Twitter 11 2.9 %
 Facebook 11 2.9 %
 Other specified (14 unique resources including: NB Hot Topics, Up To Date, Univadis, Dermnet NZ) 23 6.0 %