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Table 3 Evaluation of information sources used during the final clinical scenarios

From: Prospective evaluation of an internet-linked handheld computer critical care knowledge access system

Resources Handheld useda (n = 8) Handheld not useda (n = 5)
Nonhandheld resources
   UpToDateb 1 3
   Textbook 0 1
   Pharmacy/Poison Control 3 2
   Telephone consult 3 3
   Mean resources per scenario 0.88 1.8
Handheld resources
   PEPID 11 0
   Critical care 2 0
   Other 1 0
   Mean resources per scenario 1.75 0
  1. aThe decision to use the handheld device was at the discretion of the individual physician.
  2. bUpToDate electronic textbook http://www.uptodate.com.