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Table 2 Scope of Databases

From: Clinical decision support tools: analysis of online drug information databases

Scope Score n CP EP FC LC MM EF RL
Dosage/Schedule 17 16 13 14 13 15 12 11
Drug Interactions 17 14 13 14 13 15 12 12
Methods of Administration 13 12 12 12 12 13 10 12
Adverse Drug Reactions 13 13 9 12 12 13 9 10
Over-the-Counter 13 11 4 11 9 6 4 3
Indications/Unlabeled Uses 11 11 6 8 10 10 6 5
Identification/Content 10 10 7 8 9 8 5 8
Pharmacokinetics 10 8 5 9 8 9 3 6
Compatibility/Stability 9 8 4 6 9 8 1 6
Contraindications 9 9 6 8 7 9 5 8
Dietary Supplements 8 8 7 8 6 8 0 5
Pharmacology/MOA 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 8
Pregnancy and Lactation 8 7 6 8 8 8 6 8
Foreign Drug Identification 7 1 0 1 3 3 0 0
Cost and Economics 5 1 4 1 4 0 4 1
Totals 158 137 103 128 131 132 84 103
(%)   86.7 65.2 81.0 82.9 83.5 53.2 65.2
  1. n = number of questions per category, CP = Clinical Pharmacology, EP = Epocrates Premium, FC = Facts & Comparisons 4.0, LC = Lexi-Comp Online, MM = Micromedex, EF = Epocrates Free, RL = RxList