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Introduction to Health and Medical Resources

What are point-of-care tools?

Point-of-care tools are evidence-based clinical decision support resources that allow quick retrieval of information on diagnosis and treatment for immediate action at the point of patient care. These resources synthesise and evaluate relevant evidence from the clinical literature and provide detailed summaries on a wide range of conditions and interventions.


UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support database which assists clinicians in making appropriate point-of-care decisions. Current health and medical information is synthesized into evidence based recommendations to improve the quality of patient care.

eTG Complete (Therapeutic guidelines)

Therapeutic Guidelines is an Australian evidence-based resource which recommends pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for common disorders seen in clinical practice. eTG covers the following areas of therapy: analgesic, antibiotic, cardiovascular, dermatology, endocrinology, gastrointestinal, neurology, oral & dental, palliative care, psychotropic, respiratory, rheumatology and toxicology & wilderness.