In this retrospective analysis of Medicare beneficiaries in US hospitals, those hospitals that subscribed to Up-To-Date had shorter LOS, higher core measure adherence, and lower mortality among some conditions. The benefit was most pronounced in smaller non-teaching hospitals. Based on this, it may be very cost effective to provide subscription coverage to Up-To-Date for hospital systems (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.