Tackling unwarranted clinical variability can help hospitals address the pressures of continually improving patient outcomes while simultaneously controlling costs. Variations in care can lead to inefficiencies, adverse events, increased lengths of stay, and higher mortality rates. In short, all quality indicators are affected.
Trusted, evidence-based decision support can help hospitals and health systems manage care variability by ensuring clinical decisions are aligned with the best available evidence, accelerating the adoption of new care approaches, and aligning care decision across your teams. UpToDate is the only clinical decision support of its kind that has been associated with improved outcomes for patients, as well as reductions in length of stay, diagnostic errors, unnecessary testing and referrals. UpToDate topics are viewed more than 1.6 million times per day. More than 2 million clinicians and other healthcare professionals in more than 190 countries, two-thirds of hospitals and health systems in the U.S., including 90% of teaching hospitals use UpToDate as part of regular practice.
The only clinical decision support resource associated with improved patient outcomes.
37% of the time clinicians change patient treatment decisions when using UpToDate
Peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated that use of UpToDate results in changed decision making, directly impacting patient care.
Earn CME/CE/CPD credit
Clinicians within your organization can use the time they already spend researching clinical questions with UpToDate for continuing professional development requirements at no extra cost, with no additional testing.
Reduce diagnostic errors by 91%
The diagnostic error rate for the patients seen by physicians equipped with UpToDate was 2%.
The diagnostic error rate for patients seen by physicians not equipped with UpToDate was 24%.
Helping deliver world-class healthcare
UpToDate helps reduce care variability across New Jersey health system’s facilities