Naturally, after looking at both UpToDate and ClinicalKey, I was interested in seeing how they compare to each other. Several articles have compared the two, but I looked at this one. It details a survey of user preferences sent to medical students and professors associated with the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Overall, respondents found UpToDate slightly preferable. Practitioners working in a clinical setting strongly preferred UpToDate for its “ease of use and efficiency in answering specific questions.” Those based in classroom settings, however, tended to like ClinicalKey more, because it offered better research support.

Overall, it sounded to me like both are excellent resources for health care givers, even if UpToDate perhaps has the edge of point-of-care needs. It’s great that practitioners have tools like these to draw upon.

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