I second Lou's comments.  

Once our doctors and nurses try Dynamed they love it - particularly since they can access Dynamed off site using a username/password whereas UpToDate is IP authenticated and can only be accessed on site.

Other staff at our organization who also love Dynamed and find it invaluable now are the Health Records/Billing staff because Dynamed indicates the ICD-9/-10 codes at the beginning of each summary!   

Maureen Pakosh, BA., MISt
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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Miller, Lou
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:41 AM
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Subject: Re: CHAT: First Consult? Dynamed? UpToDate?

The physicians will tell you that UpToDate is the better of the two and that may be true for them but I personally LOVE Dynamed. It has been a really valuable tool for our nurses and Magnet journey.  Many of our physicians (after trying it) love it and have their entire staff using it.

Our MHU nurses wanted to do a research smoking cessation for their patients and were having a hard time with the research.  When they came to me I showed them Dynamed and low and behold there is a WEALTH of info on it.
They are hooked now.

You might have a problem getting your patrons to try it but it is worth the effort. 

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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lic. Angelica Navarro
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:05 AM
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Subject: CHAT: First Consult? Dynamed? UpToDate?

Hello, medlibers!!


I have a question for you, that probably had been discussed befote, but I
need an up date... 

We are in the process of evaluating the possibility of subscribing one of
these resources, but I need an expert opinion...that's where you come into


The most known among professors and medical students...UpToDate...but is this
really the best option? What do you think?? I saw once a comparison between
DynaMed and UpToDate...but it was made by the DynaMed's it was not
really objective!!  Same thing with UpToDate...


I need the real experts opinion: what medical librarians' experience have to
say about this??


I'll really appreciate your comments on this...please!!


Greetings all!!





Angélica Navarro Serment, MLIS
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