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Barwon Health Library Service: Featured eResource

Evidence for Excellence

Featured Resource of the Month

Our featured resource this month is UpToDate. A physician-authored clinical decision tool to support and assist clinicians with point-of-care decisions.

Please Contact the library if you require any further information or assistance in using our featured resource

UpToDate Overview


  • falls into the category of "decision support tools" and is designed to provide quick access to clinically relevant answers. UptoDate is a popular evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care.
  • Over 5,100 expert physicians write, review, and continuously update the content to ensure that it contains the latest evidence & relevant information, as well as providing specific, practical recommendations for diagnosis & treatment.
  • It combines broad coverage of adult primary care with sub-specialty internal medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery and paediatrics.
  • Features include:
    • Mobile App
    • Medical Calculators
    • Patient Information
    • Drugs & Drug Interactions
    • Links to Full-Text Articles

Accessing UpToDate

You can access UpToDate from the direct link on our library front page or via the Point of Care Tools library webpage.

Mobile Access - Along with access to UpToDate online, Barwon Health staff can install the UpToDate App on their mobile device.

Registration - You will need to register for an UpToDate account:

  • to use UpToDate via the mobile app or
  • to collect CME/CPD/CE credits with every clinical question researched.
  • to bookmark most frequently viewed pages

To maintain your remote access UpToDate requires all users to log into their account on a Barwon Health computer every 90 days to verify you are still current staff. You will be emailed a reminder when this is due

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