Table 2

Information searching time and decision to access a subsequent source according to source access order and search success in that information source

Source

Search time (min)

No of GPs (%) accessing subsequent source

Successful

Unsuccessful

Successful

Unsuccessful


First

13.4 ± 13.3

(1 - 60, n = 48)

8.8 ± 7.5

(2 - 25, n = 19)

N = 9 (18.8%)

N = 18 (94.7%)

Second

8.7 ± 5.2

(2 - 20, n = 16)

17.8 ± 16.1

(1 - 60, n = 12)

N = 7 (43.4%)

N = 7 (54.5%)

Third

11.1 ± 9.6

(2 - 30, n = 8)

11.8 ± 12.6

(2 - 30, 4)

N = 0 (0%)

N = 0 (0%)


Search times given as mean ± SD (range, sample size).

Dwairy et al. BMC Family Practice 2011 12:90   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-90

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