Table 1

Baseline characteristics and performance of participants randomised to the early and late use of EDS groups

Early use of EDS
Late use of EDS
Female gender44 (44%)35 (38%)
Expertise level
Medical students3730
Practising physicians3130
McMaster University6656
Northern Ontario School of Medicine10
University of Ottawa1416
University of Saskatchewan77
University of Toronto11
Western University98
Not specified13
Baseline performance
Number of hypotheses generated5.64±1.795.05±1.76
Likelihood of correct diagnosis in differential0.12±0.060.11±0.06
  • EDS, electronic diagnostic support.