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Table 1 Caregiver-identified preferences of sources for pediatric dosing guidance

From: Prescribing habits and caregiver satisfaction with resources for dosing children: Rationale for more informative dosing guidance

Count (% of total in clinical role category)
Clinical Roles Physician's Desk Reference Lexi-Comp Handbook Harriet Lane Handbook Sunrise Clinical Manager Lexi-Comp Online Scientific Literature Hospital Pharmacist Past Experience Epocrates Other
Attending Physicians 42 (27.8) 43 (28.5) 44 (29.1) 31 (20.5) 117 (77.5) 62 (41.1) 80 (53) 89 (58.9) 19 (12.6) 39 (25.8)
Physician Fellows 4 (8.7) 5 (10.9) 13 (28.3) 10 (21.7) 40 (87.0) 10 (21.7) 25 (54.3) 15 (32.6) 9 (19.6) 12 (26.1)
Resident Physicians - 7 (18.9) 10 (27.0) 19 (51.4) 34 (91.9) 3 (8.1) 17 (45.9) 6 (16.2) 5 (13.5) 6 (16.2)
Nurse Practitioners 21 (30.4) 23 (33.3) 9 (13.0) 13 (18.8) 57 (82.6) 5 (7.2) 31 (44.9) 31 (44.9) 6 (8.79) 15 (21.7)
  1. (Multiple selections permitted)
  2. Glossary:
  3. Physician's Desk Reference: commercially published compilation of prescribing information on prescription drugs, updated annually.
  4. Lexi-Comp: a pediatric-specific reference for pharmacotherapy guidance and drug formulary information (available in hardcopy and electronic formats; CHOP has on-line version accessible from EMR system).
  5. Harriet Lane Handbook: Reference for pediatric diagnostic and management guidance, recommended tests, therapeutic information, and comprehensive drug formulary.
  6. Sunrise Clinical Manager: an on-line patient data and lab ordering system.
  7. Epocrates: medical software for drug interaction, drug prices, drug dosing and disease management