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PBL Research Guide

Point-of-Care Tools

What are point-of-care (POC) tools?

  • Resources designed for clinicians to quickly look up information when they are with a patient
  • Summaries of evidence-based medicine and/or peer-reviewed sources curated and updated by health professionals
  • Some contain clinical practice guidelines and images

What about UpToDate?

While UpToDate is a great resource to use, it's best to start with other point-of-care tools such as DynaMed or BMJ Best Practice when looking for evidence-based information. Content in UpToDate is generally considered to be expert opinion, and is not necessarily derived from articles such as RCTs, systematic reviews, and so on.