UpToDate® is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate content is written and edited by a global community of physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties. Supported by a staff of in-house physician editors, these authors follow a rigorous editorial process, continually reviewing the content to ensure it is of the highest quality and based on the latest evidence.
Today, by combining clinical knowledge and innovative technology, UpToDate has changed the way clinicians practice medicine and become an integral part of clinical workflows in institutions and practices worldwide. More than 600,000 clinicians in 149 countries trust UpToDate as their evidence-based knowledge resource at the point of care. That trust has been earned because of the integrity of our recommendations, including the fact that we never accept funding from pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers or other commercial entities.
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UpToDate is the ONLY clinical knowledge system associated with improved outcomes.
More than 30 research studies confirm widespread usage of UpToDate and its association with improved patient care and hospital performance. One, a study by Harvard researchers published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine in 2011, showed that hospitals using UpToDate experienced shortened hospital stays, fewer deaths and better quality performance than non-UpToDate hospitals. Read more about this and other studies in our research pages.