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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.[1][2][3][4] 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[edit]


- *These specialties are in development

Included are:

  • Medical information
  • Patient information[5]
  • 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Campbell R, Ash J (October 2006). "An evaluation of five bedside information products using a user-centered, task-oriented approach". J Med Libr Assoc 94 (4): 435–41, e206–7. PMC 1629448. PMID 17082836. 
  2. ^ Ely JW, Osheroff JA, Chambliss ML, Ebell MH, Rosenbaum ME (2005). "Answering physicians' clinical questions: obstacles and potential solutions". J Am Med Inform Assoc 12 (2): 217–24. doi:10.1197/jamia.M1608. PMC 551553. PMID 15561792. 
  3. ^ Leff B, Harper GM (May 2006). "The reading habits of medicine clerks at one medical school: frequency, usefulness, and difficulties". Acad Med 81 (5): 489–94. doi:10.1097/01.ACM.0000222273.90705.a6. PMID 16639211. 
  4. ^ Lai CJ, Aagaard E, Brandenburg S, Nadkarni M, Wei HG, Baron R (May 2006). "Brief report: Multiprogram evaluation of reading habits of primary care internal medicine residents on ambulatory rotations". J Gen Intern Med 21 (5): 486–9. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1497.2006.00432.x. PMC 1484781. PMID 16704393. 
  5. ^ "Contents: Patient Information". 

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