Do you think NEJM or BMJ should create their own "UpToDate"?

Looking at this excerpt from UpToDate:

UpToDate quote: "approximately 15% of the 1,200 patients whom I have seen..." without a reference - is this EBM?! http://bit.ly/VFXiK

I asked some "medtweeps" on Twitter: "Do you think NEJM should create its own UpToDate? eMedicine is not a real competitor and UTD needs improvement." BMJ Publishing Group is behind Clinical Evidence, "the international source of the best available evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions."

Here are some of the responses:

C. Onyeije, M.D. MFMchukwumaonyeije Yep. I've also winced at similar statements on UpToDate. Some reviewers appear to have hobby horses and axes to grind.

C. Onyeije, M.D. MFMchukwumaonyeije in my opinion UTD is good for general OB but lacking in high risk OB and internal med. So yes. NEJM should step up. from txt

Shamsha Damanishamsha NEJM's version of UpToDate? would depend on how evidence is graded/presented, price, and UI, just 4 starters! from TweetDeck in reply to AllergyNotes

Related:
Are You Dependent on UpToDate for Your Clinical Practice?
Study: UpToDate More Likely than PubMed to Answer Patient Care Questions
NEJM is a Journal (Only) No More

Disclaimer: I am a member of the NEJM Advisory Panel for Medical Students and Residents. However, my responsibilities do not include, did not include, and are not likely to include in the future any work on an "UpToDate-like" project. I am not aware of any such projects being under consideration. I had a brief consulting role with The Lancet in 2007 and the same disclaimer applies.

1 comment:

  1. i think the bmj group already did, as they recently launched a point of care tool, i have been told that in the US and Canada this is called BMJ Point of Care: http://group.bmj.com/products/evidence-centre/bmj-point-of-care-1

    and in the rest of the world, its called Best Practice: http://bestpractice.bmj.com

    i think they offer free trials so I am going to register for best practice as I am based in germany.

    hope you find it useful

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