Table 2

Number of questions coded by question type from the taxonomy of generic clinical questions

CodeDefinitionn%
2.1.2.1.Is drug x (or drug class x) indicated in situation y or for condition y?2821.7
2.2.1.1.How should I treat finding/condition y (given situation z)?2317.8
2.1.2.2.Should this kind of patient get prophylactic drug x to prevent condition y?1511.6
2.2.1.2.Should this kind of patient get prophylactic treatment (intervention) x to prevent condition y?118.5
1.3.2.1.How good is test x in situation y?107.8
4.2.1.1.Is x a risk factor for condition y?107.8
2.1.1.3.When (timing, not indication) or how should I start/stop drug x?86.2
1.3.1.1.Is test x indicated in situation y?75.4
2.1.3.3.Is drug x safe to use in situation y?32.3
3.1.1.1.How should I manage condition/finding/situation y?21.6
1.3.3.1.When (timing, not indications) should I do test x?10.8
1.7.1.1.What is the cost of test x?10.8
2.1.2.1.Is drug x (or drug class x) indicated in situation y or for condition y?10.8
2.1.3.1.Could finding y be caused by drug x?10.8
2.1.3.2.How can drug x be administered without causing adverse effect y or minimising adverse effect y or in spite of adverse effect y?10.8
2.1.4.1.Is it OK to use drug x with drug y?10.8
2.2.1.1.How should I treat finding/condition y (given situation z)?10.8
3.2.2.1.When should you refer in situation y?10.8
4.3.1.1.What is the usual course (or natural history) of condition y?10.8
4.4.1.1.Generic type varies (epidemiology not elsewhere classified)10.8
5.1.1.3.How can I better teach this trainee (medical student, resident, other provider)?10.8
6.1.1.1.Generic type varies. Unable to classify10.8
Total129100