UpToDate® is committed to innovation and value so we continually make enhancements that help clinicians provide better patient care. Some of our key product features include:
Our physician editors have made it even easier for subscribers to quickly access the most current information. The "What's New" feature provides clinicians with a summary of, in our editors' view, the most important new information added in recent weeks. Visit our What’s New page for more detailed information.
Practice Changing UpDates
This section highlights specific new recommendations and/or updates that we anticipate may change usual clinical practice. These concepts, reflecting changes to UpToDate over the past year, are presented chronologically, and are discussed in greater detail in the identified topic reviews. Subscribers can view this information by clicking What's New on the toolbar.
UpToDate includes nearly 1,500 articles that clinicians can review with patients in the exam room, print out as handouts, or send via email. Clinicians and patients will use the same evidence-based recommendations to make the right decisions. Visit our Patient Information, page for details.
If you are interested in integrated patient education for EMRs and other healthcare applications: UpToDate and Lexicomp® have collaborated to provide a comprehensive, embedded patient education solution. Clinicians can easily access medication, condition, procedure, discharge instructions, and more from within the applications and without disrupting their daily workflow. Visit the Integrated Patient Education Solution at Lexicomp for pricing, language availability, delivery options and more.
This powerful search engine feature allows subscribers to search tens of thousands of pictures, charts, movies, illustrations and more – all without ever leaving UpToDate. Visit our Graphics Search page for more detailed information.
UpToDate includes calculators to help you quickly and accurately calculate many different medical measurements. Subscribers easily view a list of available calculators by clicking on the Calculators tab located at the top left side of each page. To find a specific calculator, subscribers can type a description of the calculation into the search box (e.g., Body Mass Index). Visit our Medical Calculators page for more detailed information.
Because some of the most important contributions to UpToDate come from our clinician subscribers, we’ve incorporated a feedback button that allows you to submit questions and comments to our editors. Visit our Feedback page for more detailed information.
Drugs & Drug Interactions
Clinicians can quickly check for possible drug-to-drug and drug-to-herb interactions with the UpToDate drug interactions program (in partnership with Lexicomp®). To access this database, click on the Drug Interactions link under the search box or in the Drug Interactions section of a drug monograph.
More than 5,100 adult, pediatric and international drug topics provide essential details, including doses for adult, pediatric and geriatric patients, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, administration instructions, labeled and unlabeled uses, FDA Special Alerts and more.
Finding the right medication is easy because every drug is cross-referenced with its generic alternatives and U.S., Canadian and international brand names. When a drug appears in an UpToDate topic, clicking the drug’s link displays the applicable monograph instantly. Visit our Drugs and Drug Interactions page for more detailed information.
Link to Full-Text Articles
We provide convenient links to full text of referenced articles (provided your institution subscribes to a service that allows this access). Visit our Link to Full-Text Articles page for more detailed information.