Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
How often do you use TRIP?
- This is my first time 17.9%
- Infrequently 7.1%
- On a monthly basis 14.3%
- On a weekly basis 25%
- On a daily basis 35.7%
How often do you find the information you're after?
You'll note in this graph (click to make larger) that we've got comparative data from 2007. It appears we've improved. In 2007 66% of users found the information most or all of the time, this has now risen to 80.7%. This is a vital measure for any search engine, so it's great to know we're supplying better results than ever.
We listed 6 possible upgrades to TRIP, the top 3 were:
- Alert me when new research of interest to me is added to TRIP
- Add extra content to better answer my questions
- Include recent news items
All these will be acted on in our new upgrade
Web 2.0 tools
Around 60% of people taking the survey skipped this question - but the rest reported using the following.
- Blogs 73.9%
- Facebook 52.2%
- Twitter 21.7%
- Other 17.4%
- I think TRIP is a fantastic resource
- Excellent service -- thanks for providing it at no charge! Don't change the focus on the use of evidence-based answers, please
- I've been using TRIP for years and find it a wonderful resource
- Nothing to suggest thanks, it's an excellent and unparallelled resource
- congratulations and thanks you for spanish version
- great resource!
Monday, February 09, 2009
- PICO model. A 'classic' EBM method of structuring a clinical question (see this article on the CEBM site for further details) where P = patient, I = intervention, C = comparison and O = outcome.
- Short cuts. Articles written by the BMJ itself.
I think both methods have merit, PICO as it structures the paper into a clinical question and answer and Short cuts as the BMJ take an independent view of the paper. The rapid responses are worth a read.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
- iPlato supports Southwark MMR drive, using text messages to improve MMR uptake!
- Dean Giustini has posted on the new Google Latitude service. I've tried it and it works well, slightly disturbed by the potential consequences!
- HRT cancer connection 'confirmed' a long-running controversy rears its head in the news.
- Rare diseases day is coming soon! I've long been intrigued by rare diseases and was delighted when the wonderful Orphanet appeared.
- Another long-running interest has been services that critique news stories. David Rothman ran a great blog article on (click here) and has just updated it (click here) after finding a new service that I too hadn't been aware of!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
- The Clinical Question
- The Pyramid of Resources
- The Cochrane Library
- Clinical Evidence
- ACP's PIER
- Critically Appraised Individual Articles
- Clinical Queries in MEDLINE
- The TRIP Database
We're very thrilled to see TRIP mentioned alongside such luminaries.
Monday, February 02, 2009
RCOG - Due to URL changes I needed to re-index the whole lot (n=46)
Cochrane - In total 256 new (n=112) or updated records (n=144) systematic reviews
These will not be searchable until tomorrow.
NOTE: If you haven't undertaken our survey yet, can you do so PLEASE - click here.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Arguably the biggest change has been the massive speed increase we had in mid-October. As well as making people more likely to stay on the site and explore it also meant more people returned to the site.
How big will TRIP go? I'm staggered by how well it's doing at present and it far exceeds my expectations. However, I'm determined to push ahead with changes to improve TRIP and work will start in early April on our next significant upgrade. I'm keen to further improve the speed of TRIP and respond to users feedback which has been significant and 100% constructive (if you haven't already please take our 5 minute survey (click here).