With just shy of 500 respondents the results of our poll are as follows:
Question 1: Why do you use Trip? (showing all results that scored at least 10%)
- To find out what the latest research is for a given topic – 24%
- To answer a clinical Q (raised by patient care but not answered at same time) – 18%
- I’m an information specialist using Trip to support a health professional – 16%
- To answer a clinical Q at the point of care – 12%
- I’m an information specialist carrying out a review (eg to find latest evidence) – 11%
- I’m a researcher undertaking a review to support a paper and/or research bid – 10%
Question 2: How would you best like to pay for Trip Pro?
- I’ll get my institute to pay – 34%
- I’ll never pay for Pro – 32%
- Annual payment (currently the only option for personal use) – 23%
- Monthly payment (a proposed alternative for personal subscribers) – 11%
Question 3: What new features would you like to see on Trip?
- Search suggestions (after a search we suggest additional search terms to help focus the search)? – 35%
- Mis-spelling function (to detect and correct spelling mistakes)? – 19%
- Better point of care support (eg adverse drug event, interactions) – 14%
- Better search results – 10%
Question 1: Surprised by the proportion that use Trip as a point of care tool. Also, the top reason for using Trip is to locate the latest evidence. I think we can improve on that!
Question 2: No surprises!
Question 3: Delighted with the top four as we’re working on all 4 of these. In fact we should be testing the top one shortly.