Uptodate – Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support

When you care for patients, the stakes are high and every decision counts. You need the best evidence and clinical guidance at your fingertips to answer even the most complex questions with confidence.


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UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge system which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. UpToDate’s 4,800 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 450,000 clinicians worldwide and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the US rely on UpToDate, and more than 30 research studies confirm UpToDate’s widespread usage and association with improved patient care and hospital performance, including reduced length of stay, adverse complications and mortality.

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contains over 10,500 original, peer-reviewed topics on adult primary care, subspecialty internal medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery, pediatrics, and more.

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(Continuously updated) UpToDate is a clinical reference tool, intended to provide concise, current information regarding patient care, diagnosis, and treatment. It is comprised of thousands of fully referenced reviews from more than 20 specialty areas. In addition to full-text reviews of medical topics, UpToDate contains information on drugs/drug interactions, calculators, and patient education information.

What Is Uptodate and What Do I Use It For?

UpToDate is an electronic Clinical Decision Support tool used in the delivery of healthcare. It includes more than 10,500 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 20 specialties; a select drug database and drug interaction tool (in partnership with Lexicomp®); more than 1,500 patient education topics; more than 28,000 graphics; links to more than 400,000 references; and a number of medical calculators.



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