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Thanks Janis...i had forgotten the exact language on this...appreciate your
keeping us current on this!

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Margaret Vugrin, MSLS, AHIP
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> From: "Silver, Janis I" <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: "Silver, Janis I" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:42:16 -0500
> To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: CHAT: First Consult? Dynamed? UpToDate?
> 
> Just a clarification re: UpToDate updates...read the language carefully.
> As I remember it, it doesn't say that every article is updated
> quarterly, just that updates occur quarterly.  I think it also says
> somewhere what percent of the database is updated on a certain
> frequency, but doesn't say that the entire database is updated on a
> specific schedule.  The text also leaves the impression that if the
> single author of an article does not believe there is reason to update,
> the article may not be updated until he/she feels it is necessary.  The
> authors are experts in their fields, and their decisions certainly may
> be justified; however, I never saw any requirement that every section be
> updated on a scheduled basis.  Only my interpretation, but it bothered
> me.
> 
> 
> Janis I. Silver, MAL, AHIP
> Health Sciences Library
> Southern NH Medical Center
> Nashua, NH 03061-2014