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Table 5 Composite Scores of Online Drug Databases

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

Composite Score CP EP FC LC MM EF RL
Mean Scope 86.7 65.2 81.0 82.9 83.5 53.2 65.2
Mean Completeness 96.4 93.2 95.8 95.2 97.0 93.2 89.6
Scope (0.7) + Completeness (0.30) 89.6 73.6 85.4 86.6 87.5 65.2 72.5
Mean number of steps - 1 2.50 0.70 2.02 1.16 1.75 0.55 2.17
Scope (0.7) + Completeness (0.30) - (Ease of Use - 1) = Composite Score 87.1 72.9 83.4 85.4 85.8 64.5 70.3
  1. CP = Clinical Pharmacology, EP = Epocrates Premium, FC = Facts & Comparisons 4.0, LC = Lexi-Comp Online, MM = Micromedex, EF = Epocrates Free, RL = RxList