Medical librarians play a critical leadership role in ensuring that the clinicians in their institution have access to the most current medical literature and best available evidence. UpToDate goes well beyond compiling a list of evidence; we synthesize the latest research with the full body of existing information and make recommendations about how the evidence should be applied at the point of care.
UpToDate is updated daily following a continual comprehensive review of peer-reviewed journals, clinical databases and other resources (see the Evidence section for a detailed list). Topics in UpToDate are revised whenever important new information is published, not according to any specific time schedule. Updates are integrated carefully, with specific statements as to how the new findings should be applied clinically, and after extensive peer review.
The Bottom Line: UpToDate® Provides Value
The most trusted and widely used clinical decision support resource in the world, UpToDate has become an essential part of the everyday practice of medicine and is the only evidence-based clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes.
Our assembly of leading physician authors, our rigorous editorial process, and the breadth and depth of topics place UpToDate in a singular position among clinical decision support solutions.