EMCare, a new nursing and allied health database launched by Elsevier

EMCare's beta version introduced at Online Information 2005

Amsterdam, 29 November 2005 – Today Elsevier Bibliographic Databases introduced the beta version of EMCare at Online Information 2005, London. EMCare is a new bibliographic database drawn from more than 2,700 international source titles and includes close to 2 million records from the nursing, allied health and biomedical literature.

Chris Kluiters, Managing Director of Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, stated, "EMCare is a logical addition to our growing suite of databases, which includes EMBASE, one of the world's most comprehensive and reliable biomedical and pharmacological databases. It joins a range of distinguished journals, books and other electronic offerings like MD Consult in the nursing and allied health fields published under the Elsevier, Mosby and W.B. Saunders imprints, prominent and trusted names in healthcare publishing."

Competitively priced, EMCare is an affordable alternative to other nursing and allied health databases, providing an important information resource for professionals engaged in patient care, scientific research and education. EMCare supports the practice of evidence-based treatment in a wide variety of settings – from hospitals and office-based practices to community, rural, correctional, flight, forensic, school and camp, home, hospice and military healthcare facilities. Equally important, it furnishes timely access to critical information about the scientific advancements that lead to more cost-effective and higher quality healthcare. And it supports faculty and equips students with the information they need to achieve excellence today and perform successfully as members of tomorrow’s workfoEMCare provides cover-to-cover indexing of the more than 2,700 international source titles in its collection, including peer-reviewed journals, trade publications and electronic-only titles. It currently features a 10-year backfile and will add close to 250,000 new records each year. Coverage is comprehensive and includes evidence-based healthcare, all nursing specialties and professions, nursing education and training, nursing development and management, health and health care economics, midwifery, clinical, medical and healthcare social work, psychiatry and mental health, traumatology, emergency and critical care medicine, emergency services, biomedicine, dental hygiene, nutrition and dietetics, physical therapy and surgical technology. EMCare includes unique content not found in other nursing and allied health databases and features 1,200 titles not covered by EMBASE.

EMCare's precise indexing guarantees consistent retrieval of relevant records across the entire database. Underlying this indexing is EMTREE: Elsevier’s Life Science Thesaurus, which has been significantly expanded with close to 1,500 nursing terms in addition to existing allied health terms. An extensive list of synonyms serves as precision entry points. Unique fields enable searching for numeric indexing codes including, Molecular Sequence Numbers and Enzyme Commission Numbers. Trade and Device names are also indexed in EMCare.

EMCare will be updated weekly and will be available on a several commercial online hosts from January 2006. For more information email EMCare@elsevier.com.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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