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Table 3 Sources used during information seeking

From: Challenges in multidisciplinary cancer care among general surgeons in Canada

Source Frequency of use
  N %
Local colleague, surgeon 143 84.6
Local colleague, clinician 139 82.2
Internet (journals, guidelines) 137 81.1
Journal in office 128 77.6
Intradepartment meeting 119* 70.4
Textbook in office 100 59.9
Interdepartment meeting 99* 59.3
Cancer conferences (local, regional) 86* 50.9
Refer to external specialist 70* 41.9
Phone external specialist 68* 40.5
Hospital library 63 37.7
Computer decision aid 37 22.7
Librarian 19 11.6
  1. * p < 0.05 by Mann Whitney U test two-tail significance for setting of care