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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

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. 

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

Uses GRADE approach for strength of recommendation. 

Critically appraises evidence using a 3 level approach. 

Not all summaries contain grades/strength of recommendations. 

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

Journals monitored

460+

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

 

CME

 

Graphics