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ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI® Essentials™


Provider: Teton Data Systems
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Descriptions: ACP Smart Medicine is a regularly-updated, decision support tool from the American College of Physicians. Smart Medicine replaces ACP PIER.

Smart Medicine modules are divided into five topic types:
  •  Diseases
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Procedures
Disease modules include the following sections:
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Consultation
  • Hospitalization
  • Therapy
  • Patient Education
  • Follow-up
Mobile access is available (See Stat!Ref mobile access.) ACP Smart Medicine is provided in tandem with AHFS DI Essentials.

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Provider: McGraw-Hill
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Descriptions: This is a differential diagnosis tool within AccessMedicine. Drawing on the texts from the main database, it draws in material on over a thousand diseases and disorders to assist the student or physician in formulating correct diagnoses.
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Cochrane Library


Provider: John Wiley & Sons
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Descriptions: The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. * Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews * Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials * Cochrane Methodology Register * Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects * Health Technology Assessment Database * NHS Economic Evaluation Database * About The Cochrane Collaboration
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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: DynaMed is designed for use at the point of care, providing summaries of about 3,000 topics and monitoring the content of over 500 journals and systematic review databases. Articles are evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity; the evidence is integrated with existing content, and conclusions are amended accordingly, to produce a synthesis of the best evidence. DynaMed can be used with a range of PDA and SmartPhone devices; please see our Online Tutorials page for links to the instructions, then call the Circulation staff to request a unique serial number to use when setting up mobile access. DynaMed provides a Personal Alerts option for Recent Updates. To create a customized alert that will notify you when new evidence warranting a change in practice is available:

  • -In the Recent Updates page, select from Limit by Category and/or check the box labeled, Practice-Changing Updates only.
  • -Click the alert icon (ringing bell) in the Tools section on the right-side column.
  • -Select frequency for receiving alerts. (Initially "Once a day" will be the only option. Soon to be available, "Once a week" and "Once a month")
  • -Add your e-mail address, and
  • -Click "Create Alert"
  • -Confirm that you want to receive these alerts via the email you will receive.
The links to guidelines in DynaMed include not only the usual U.S., Canadian,  and British guidelines but those that have been developed in Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Australia and New Zealand.
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Scientific American Medicine (TexShare- Stat!Ref)


Provider: WebMD & The American College of Physicians via STAT!Ref
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Descriptions: Scientific American Medicine is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based guide to clinical decision-making, covering 11 subspecialties of internal medicine and other key topics. Chapters on Clinical Essentials, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Immunology/Allergy, Infectious Disease, Interdisciplinary Medicine, Metabolism, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology and Women's Health. Includes CME opportunities.
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