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Usability of Selected Databases for Low-Resource Clinical Decision Support.
Healthcare providers with limited point-of-care access to broadband Internet need better tools for clinical decision support. To investigate possible solutions, we searched six medical search portals on five benchmark queries and formatted the results to simulate SMS text messages. Blinded evaluators with low-resource clinical experience found relatively small differences between the usefulness of the answers, from 4.1 for UpToDate to 3.6 for Cochrane and DynaMed (with 5 = very useful to 1 = not useful).