The 12 Most Popular PDA Drug Guides Used In Nursing

July 14th 2003. Over the last month, PDA cortex surveyed members of it's Nursing PDAs Listserv by delivering links to the survey via the email list. As of July 14th, 180+ members (representing approximately 20% of the member base) of the Nursing PDAs Listserv have completed the survey.

A majority of respondents (57.69%) say that they have 3-10 healthcare specific software applications loaded on their mobile devices, whereas 23.85% say they have 1-2 healthcare applications, 7.95% report they have more than 10 healthcare applications installed, and 12.5% have none.


Top 5 PDA Drug Reference Software Developers

  • 53.04% of respondents report having an ePocrates (red) drug reference currently loaded on their PDAs
  • 28.66% have Skyscape (green) products
  • 25.61% have Lexi-Comp (purple) drug guides
  • 15.24% have PEPID (blue) nursing references
  • 14.63% have Tarascon's Pharmacopoeia
  • (orange)
    (Note: Total percentages exceed 100% due to the loading of multiple drug references on each users device)



    The survey also found that the most popular Operating System in use by nurses is Palm with a market share of 77%, followed by the Pocket PC with 14% while 9% of respondents reported using both Operating Systems.

    To view the complete Nursing-PDA Listserv Member Survey click here The survey calculates and displays the results in real time. Therefore the results on Live Survey Results page will more up-to-date and vary from the results posted here.



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