MD Consult, a service of Elsevier, a world leader in healthcare and medical science publishing, was launched in 1997 and has quickly earned acclaim for its select content offering and intelligent design.
A favorite of primary care physicians and specialists alike, MD Consult now serves nearly 200,000 users and is licensed by more than 500 health systems and hospitals, including over 80% of US medical schools. Each month subscribers conduct more than 1 million information searches on the service and view over 5 million pages of clinical content, primarily during daytime practice hours.
MD Consult simplifies the way physicians find and use medical information, helping them to answer clinical questions and keep up-to-date efficiently. The service outperformed 15 other online clinical information resources in a study conducted at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and published in the July 1999 issue of The Journal of Family Practice. In the study, MD Consult correctly answered the highest number of clinical questions of any resource studied, provided the best documented answers, and required the second-fewest number of links to find an answer.