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Table 4 Use of Databases for health information by physicians in Ibadan, Nigeria

From: Use of the Internet for health information by physicians for patient care in a teaching hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria

Variable House officers (N = 45) Medical Officers (N = 23) Registrars (N = 104) Total (N = 172)
  No % No % No % No %
Ever searched a database         
Yes 32 71.1 16 69.6 83 79.8 131 76.2
No 13 28.9 7 30.4 21 20.2 41 23.8
Which of these databases did you search the last time?         
MEDLINE/PUBMED 32 71.1 16 69.6 82 78.8 130 75.6
Cochrane 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0.6
No Response 13 28.9 7 30.4 21 20.2 41 23.8
Did you obtain relevant health information from the database for patient care?         
Yes 25 55.6 15 65.2 71 68.3 111 64.5
No 20 44.4 8 34.8 33 31.7 61 35.5
Online Evidence Based Medicine sources ever searched.         
Cochrane 2 4.4 2 8.7 8 7.7 12 7.0
Up-to-date 1 2.2 0 0.0 8 7.7 9 5.3
Clinical Evidence 7 15.7 7 30.4 13 12.5 27 15.7
Others 2 4.4 0 0.0 17 16.3 19 11.0
No Response 33 73.3 14 60.9 58 55.8 105 61.0
Total 45 100 23 100 104 100 172 100