Clinicians Rank UpToDate as the Most-Used Clinical Decision Support Resource in JMLA Study

Clinicians Rank UpToDate as the Most-Used Clinical Decision Support Resource in Study

<0> Wolters Kluwer Health | UpToDateAndré Rebelo, +1 781-392-2411Public & Analyst Relations Manager </0>

The study, titled “” was published in the and was conducted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (J Med Libr Assoc. 2013 January; 101(1): 38–46.)

Over 16,000 clinicians at 56 library sites serving 118 hospitals in urban and rural areas were asked to report on a recent incident in which they had sought information for patient care. The study found that, following research studies, UpToDate was the clinical decision support (CDS) resource used most by physicians and residents, while online journals (#1) and Ovid MEDLINE (#8) ranked in the top 10 list of resources. UpToDate was used significantly more than all other CDS tools listed among the 20 choices available.

“Clinicians have spoken: clinical decision support resources are critical for decision making at the point-of-care,” said Denise Basow, M.D., Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, UpToDate at Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “The prominence of UpToDate in the recent study by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine validates our efforts to provide clinicians with focused and actionable clinical content authored by leading experts and backed with graded recommendations. Key to equipping clinicians with the best content at the point of care is our longstanding partnership with medical librarians.”

The study complements the growing medical literature demonstrating that UpToDate contributes to increased time savings, lower mortality rates as well as the avoidance of adverse events including misdiagnosis, adverse drug reactions, medication errors and ordering of unneeded tests. To read the study, click here: .

To learn more about how UpToDate is helping medical librarians around the world, please visit the Wolters Kluwer Health booth # 205 at the , held May 3-8, 2013 in Boston, MA.

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