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Point of Care (EBM) Tools

Resource Highlight - DynaMed and UpToDate

 

Comparison of UptoDate and Dynamed
by the Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons

 

UptoDate

Dynamed

Update Capability

Has practice changing updates 

Has practice changing updates that can be sent to you automatically

Update Frequency

Daily

Daily

Content

10,000+ topics

3,300+ topics

Unique features/aspects

Links to LexiComp Drug database

Free CME available 

Fastest speed of updating of 5 most popular point of care information resources

Contains ICD codes

Evidence Based Medicine

2 level of grading, but not all summaries have graded evidence.

http://www.uptodate.com/home/grading-guide

3 levels of grades/recommendations, but not all summaries have graded evidence.

https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/content/loe
 

Graphics

Yes, illustrated

No

Model

Subject expert model that tends to be more directive

Critically appraises evidence; less directive; no named authors

Format

Narrative

Bulleted List

Journals monitored

460+

500+, plus Cochrane

Both products

Point of Care clinical decision support systems compiled by physician experts

 

Can be accessed off campus 

 

Peer reviewed

 

Provide patient handouts

 

Direct links to full text if available via institutional subscriptions 

 

Compatible for hand held / mobile devices