To Compare PubMed Clinical Queries and UpToDate in Teaching Information Mastery to Clinical Residents: A Crossover Randomized Controlled Trial

Sayyah Ensan L, Faghankhani M, Javanbakht A, Ahmadi SF, Baradaran HR. Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences, Medical Education and Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23487. Epub 2011 Aug 12.

  • Based on intention-to-treat analysis, participants retrieved the answer of 67 (76%) questions using UpToDate and 38 (43%) questions using PubMed Clinical Queries (P<0.001).
  • The median time to answer retrieval was significantly faster with UpToDate.
  • The satisfaction with the accuracy of retrieved answers, interaction with UpToDate and also overall satisfaction were higher among UpToDate users compared to PubMed Clinical Queries users (P<0.001).