Learn how to access evidence-based information quickly.

Need evidence-based information at your fingertips?  Have you tried using UpToDate? 

UpToDate provides current, evidence-based clinical information at the point of care.  It’s easy to search and delivers high quality information which is regularly updated by clinical subject specialists.  

UpToDate synthesizes the latest and best available evidence into treatment and diagnostic recommendations.  Because UpToDate answers clinical questions in real time, it can be a handy tool to incorporate into daily bedside rounds.  It can improve patient care and reduce the need for consultations and unnecessary diagnostic tests.  

Who can use it?

It is available for all Fraser Health staff and physicians to use from their desktop computers or handheld devices.

Quick facts:

UpToDate contains more than: 

  • 11,000 topics in 25 medical specialties  
  • 1,500 patient information topics
  • 9,500 graded recommendations 
  • 6,000 unique drug entries  

Add to this a robust collection of medical calculators and graphics, and UpToDate is a powerful tool to incorporate into your daily clinical practice.

How do I access UpToDate?

Simply click on the green U icon under tool favourites on the FHPulse homepage or visit the Research and Library pages on FHPulse.  Once you’ve accessed UpToDate from a Fraser Health networked computer and have registered for a personal account, you can continue using UpToDate from your home computer or mobile device by logging in using the credentials you’ve created.  

Who can further assist me?

Library Services staff are happy to offer tutorials on using UpToDate or to assist with any access questions. Simply contact us at library@fraserhealth.ca.


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