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, et al. International journal of medical informatics. 2008;77:745-53.

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.