STAT!Ref API Brings a Wealth of Information to Healthcare Apps

STAT!Ref, an extensive healthcare e-resource, has provided an API that allows developers to include a search bar on their applications that gives their users access to a wide range of medical information.

Those in the health industry are familiar with the research that is necessary when it comes to diagnosing and treating patients. Having this information at their fingertips with simple search functionality is most definitely a great thing. With more than 400 resources covering current medical, nursing, dental and scientific information, STAT!Ref provides a wealth of information in one place, allowing users to cross-search everything from journals and full-text titles to evidence-based point-of-care authoritative material.

This powerful search engine is designed to be user-friendly, providing relevant information quickly. Once users have typed in a query, they are presented with results in order of relevance and are offered alternative search suggestions. All the information comes from authoritative resources, from a number of respected publishers and societies. In the world of healthcare app development, the availability of the STAT!Ref API means that the possibilities for intuitive healthcare information solutions just got better.

Using this API, developers can obtain search results in RSS 2.0 or Atom 1.0 format. The required parameters are searchTerms and grpalias, with optional parameters including startPage, startIndex, count, sr:titleList and format. More information and API documentation is available here.

Candice McMillan Candice McMillan is a copywriter and lifestyle blogger working between London (UK) and Nice (France). Her interest in all things API came out of a close working relationship with dev team, Lab19 Digital, where she has been involved in the conceptualising and content management of a variety of new applications.

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