UpToDate Adds Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Content

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UpToDate, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, announces the addition of Allergy and Immunology to its clinical information database. Subscribers to UpToDate can now access over 300 topics specifically devoted to allergy, asthma and immunology, and a total of over 8,300 topics across 16 specialties.

UpToDate is an evidence-based resource that provides fast, accurate clinical answers to physicians and other medical professionals, particularly at the point of care. UpToDate is available online and can also be installed on a computer or mobile device.

Editors-in-Chief of the new allergy and immunology content are Bruce S. Bochner, MD; E. Richard Stiehm, MD; and Robert A. Wood, MD. These editors and 247 physician contributors worked to develop topics that cover all the major areas of allergy, asthma and immunology.

In a recent survey regarding the content in UpToDate, allergy and immunology professionals reported that UpToDate answered more than 90% of their clinical questions.

According to Denise S. Basow, MD, Editor-in-Chief of UpToDate, "The specialty of allergy and immunology encompasses a broad range of diagnoses, from sinus problems to food allergies to recurrent infections due to immune deficiency. Asthma is also an important medical problem diagnosed and treated by allergy specialists. UpToDate's allergy, asthma and immunology topics, which are authored and edited by leaders in the field, meet the specific needs and interests of both physicians and patients."

Widely accepted by more than 400,000 clinicians in 147 countries, UpToDate's mission is to improve health outcomes by providing clinicians with current, comprehensive clinical content, including treatment recommendations based on the best medical evidence. Created by more than 4,400 editors, authors and peer reviewers from leading medical institutions, UpToDate monitors more than 440 journals to ensure that the most recent information and findings are incorporated into the content.

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UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical information resource that is available online and can also be installed on a computer or mobile device. With UpToDate, clinicians can answer questions quickly, increase their clinical knowledge and improve patient care. Patients can also access UpToDate's free patient information or subscribe to UpToDate for the same current, in-depth medical content trusted by physicians. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Waltham, Mass., UpToDate is relied on by more than 400,000 clinicians worldwide, almost 90% of academic medical centers in the US and thousands of patients.

UpToDate is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® Medical.

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