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UpToDate is a company under the Wolters Kluwer Health division of Wolters Kluwer. Its main product is a software system that physicians around the world can access (for a fee) for assistance in making clinical decisions. UpToDate is marketed as an evidence-based clinical resource, and claims to have been written by over 5,100 physician authors, editors and peer reviewers in an editorial process that synthesizes the most recent medical information into verifiable, evidence-based recommendations. It is available both via the Internet and offline on personal computers or mobile devices. UpToDate also includes a drug database and a list of medical calculators. More than 30 research surveys worldwide have shown that use of UpToDate may improve patient care and quality. It also has information for patients for free.
The company was launched in 1992 by Dr. Burton D. Rose along with Dr. Joseph Rush out of Dr. Rose's home. They started with nephrology and have since added twenty other specialties, with more in development.
Specialties and Resources
- Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Adult Primary Care and Internal Medicine
- Allergy and Immunology
- Cardiovascular Medicine
- Dermatology *
- Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Family Medicine
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- General Surgery
- Hospital Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Nephrology and Hypertension
- Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health
- Palliative Care *
- Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
- *These specialties are in development
- Medical information
- Patient information
- A drug information database by Lexicomp (Lexi-comp)
- Drug interactions by Lexicomp (Lexi-comp) (drug-drug and drug-herb)
- Medical calculators
Subscriptions are available for individual clinicians, trainees, or patients and also for enterprise-level operations. Prices vary with type and length of subscription.
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