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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?

It's best to use other point-of-care tools such as DynaMed or BMJ Best Practice when looking for evidence-based information. UpToDate is designed to provide quick summaries to health care professionals, while the other point-of-care tools listed in this guide present information more transparently and completely.