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Table 1 Demographics of nurse practitioner and collaborating physician partner respondents.

From: Drug information resources used by nurse practitioners and collaborating physicians at the point of care in Nova Scotia, Canada: a survey and review of the literature

Characteristic Descriptor N (%)
Practitioner type Nurse practitioner 14* 52
  Physician 13 48
Gender Male 9 33
  Female 18 67
Age ≤ 25 2 7
  26 – 35 4 15
  36 – 55 16 59
  56 – 65 4 15
  ≥ 66 1 4
Survey type Personal digital assistant 6 22
  Computer 21 78
Patient volume Mean patients/day/week   
  <15 11 41
  16–25 11 41
  26–35 2 7
  36–45 2 7
  >46 1 4
Technologies available High speed internet at work§   
  Yes 15 56
  No 10 37
  Electronic Patient Record   
  Yes 10 37
  No 17 63
  1. * represents 88% (14/16) response rate within the nurse practitioner population.
  2. † 1 and 5 personal digital assistant surveys received from nurse practitioners and general practitioners, respectively.
  3. ‡ mean number of patients seen by the practitioner per day in a week.
  4. §totals do not add up to 100% due to 2 non-responses.