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Table 2 Information searching time and decision to access a subsequent source according to source access order and search success in that information source

From: The application of foraging theory to the information searching behaviour of general practitioners

Source Search time (min) No of GPs (%) accessing subsequent source
  Successful Unsuccessful Successful Unsuccessful
First 13.4 ± 13.3
(1 - 60, n = 48)
8.8 ± 7.5
(2 - 25, n = 19)
N = 9 (18.8%) N = 18 (94.7%)
Second 8.7 ± 5.2
(2 - 20, n = 16)
17.8 ± 16.1
(1 - 60, n = 12)
N = 7 (43.4%) N = 7 (54.5%)
Third 11.1 ± 9.6
(2 - 30, n = 8)
11.8 ± 12.6
(2 - 30, 4)
N = 0 (0%) N = 0 (0%)
  1. Search times given as mean ± SD (range, sample size).