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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




Update Capability

Has practice changing updates 

Has practice changing updates that can be sent to you automatically

Update Frequency




10,000+ topics

26 specialties

9,500+ topics

35 specialties

Unique features/aspects

Links to LexiComp Drug database


Contains ICD codes

Incorporates IBM Micromedex drug database

Evidence Based Medicine

Uses GRADE approach for strength of recommendation.

Not all summaries contain strength of recommendation.

Uses GRADE approach for strength of recommendation. 

Critically appraises evidence using a 3 level approach. 

Not all summaries contain grades/strength of recommendations.

Journals monitored


10,000+ national and international guidelines

500+, plus Cochrane

19,000+ national and international guidelines

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