The idea behind UpToDate is relatively simple, but totally unique. Every day, clinicians have questions about patient care. Patients have questions about their health as well.
Why not recruit a faculty of experts to answer those questions, keep the information updated, and create a format that is easy to use? Why not also provide all of the necessary background information to understand why the recommendations are being made?
UpToDate does all of that and much more.
UpToDate is a worldwide clinical community that you can be part of and benefit from.
UpToDate is the largest clinical community in the world dedicated to synthesizing knowledge for clinicians and patients. Our community includes more than 4,400 expert clinicians who function as authors, editors and peer reviewers and over 400,000 users who provide feedback and questions to our editorial group. Our role is to facilitate interaction among members of the health care community and to synthesize and disseminate information in order to help doctors be better doctors.