Journal Article

Association of a clinical knowledge support system with improved patient safety, reduced complications and shorter length of stay among Medicare beneficiaries in acute care hospitals in the United States.

Bonis PA; Pickens GT; Rind DM; Foster DA.

This study discovered that hospitals providing access to a popular clinical knowledge support system (called "UpToDate") were associated with improved health outcomes and shorter length of stay. However, use of the application itself may only be a marker rather than a direct cause of a hospital's favorable outcomes.