First Consult

Connection note

As of December 31, 2014, access to FIRSTConsult is via ClinicalKey.

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May be used via Internet or may download onto any Internet-connected smartphone.


A web and smart phone-enabled clinical information system that provides continuously updated, evidence-based guidance on the latest in patient evaluation, diagnosis, and management. Designed for rapid access at the point of patient care.


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User tools and features

Users can search the database contents by browsing either an alphabetic list of topics or broad subject categories.  Additionally, a search box is provided for those who want to type in concepts.

Dates covered

Latest information available.

Updating frequency

As new information is available.


Content licensed by MD Consult OR freely available on the Internet.


Type of coverage

Clinical information.

Print counterpart or
related resources

There is no print or electronic resource with exact duplication of content as it is collected by database producers and organized into its current format.

Producer/content provider

MD Consult

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Elsevier, Inc.