UpToDate = the Microsoft of medicine texts?

Maria on the dominance of UpToDate. Dependence on this resource starts early in medical school, and many physicians can’t practice without it. They’re indispensable and they know it:

UpToDate is not a free resource. Word on the street is that within the past year, the company that manages UpToDate has increased their prices by 500%! Thus, any institution that would like to make UpToDate available to staff now must pay a fee that is over half a million dollars.

The folks at UpToDate know how much housestaff rely upon this program. Darn it.

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