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UpToDate: Patient Information

Evidence Based Information at the Point of Care

Information for Your Patients

UpToDate offers nearly 1,500 patient education topics about the most common medical conditions and procedures. These topics encapsulate the same information included in the materials provided for clinicians.

  • The Basics: These topics are 1-3 pages in length and are written in simple language. They answer the four or five most important questions a person might have about a medical problem. The Basics topics are best for readers who want a general overview.
  • Beyond the Basics: These topics are 5-10 pages long and are more detailed. Beyond the Basics topics are best for readers who want a lot of information and are comfortable with some technical medical terms.


*NEW* Select topics also include educational videos.

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The information on this page was copied from the UptoDate website. Please visit UptoDate to learn more. What is UpToDate® patient education information? (n.d.). Retrieved August 9, 2018, from