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What is UptoDate?

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource that clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.  UpToDate helps clinicians answer their clinical questions quickly and easily, improve patient care, and increase their clinical knowledge.

More than 1.9 million clinicians in 190+ countries rely on UpToDate® to make the best care decisions and stay abreast of contemporary standards in the workflow and on-the-go. UpToDate is the only resource associated with improved patient outcomes and hospital performance, and studies show that clinicians who use UpToDate change their decisions 30 percent of the time. More than 7,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors, and reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations. Every day, clinicians view topics covering 25 specialties over 1.6 million times.

Depth and Breadth of Content

UpToDate topics are viewed more than 50 million times per month, and our 2018 subscriber survey found that clinicians find the answers to their questions over 94% of the time. This success reflects the breadth (25 specialties) and depth of our clinical content (over 11,800 topic reviews, each of which answers multiple clinical questions).

UpToDate is the ONLY clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes.

More than 80 research studies confirm the widespread usage of UpToDate and its association with improved patient care and hospital performance. One, a study by researchers at Harvard published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine in 2011, showed that hospitals using UpToDate experienced shortened hospital stays, fewer deaths, and better quality performance than non-UpToDate hospitals. Read more about this and other studies in our research pages.


What is UpToDate Advanced?

Streamline care and improve patient outcomes with an interactive clinical decision-making resource

With UpToDate® Advanced in the workflow, you can help reduce unwanted care variability for your patients with:

  • UpToDate® Pathways: interactive guides to help make appropriate decisions related to specific clinical questions.
  • Lab Interpretation: monographs to quickly help interpret abnormal lab results and choose next steps.

UpToDate Advanced is based exclusively on content synthesized from UpToDate and the underlying evidence in society guidelines and in the literature is accessible via links in "Related Content".

Benefits include:

  • Easy access to UpToDate Pathways and Lab Interpretation from within UpToDate
  • Evidence-based pathways and monographs regularly created and updated.
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