Utility of the electronic information resource UpToDate for clinical decision-making at bedside rounds.

Phua J, MBBS, MRCP, See KC, MBBS, MRCP, Khalizah HJ, MBChB Manc, MRCP, Low SP, MBBS, MRCP, Lim TK, MBBS, FRCPE. Utility of the electronic information resource UpToDate for clinical decision-making at bedside rounds. Singapore Med J 2012; 53(2): 116-120.

  • Each search took a median of three minutes (first quartile: two minutes, third quartile: five minutes).
  • UpToDate led to a change in investigations, diagnosis or management 37% of the time
  • Conclusion: "Incorporating UpToDate searches into daily bedside rounds was feasible and useful in clinical decision-making."