BMJ best practice

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  • BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach.
  • Best Practice has been designed and built from the ground up for use specifically as a decision-support tool at the point of care. Latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion are combined in a single source and presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Provides a second opinion, without the need for checking multiple resources.


  • Title from home page (viewed October 19, 2017).
  • "Best Practice is brought to you by the BMJ Evidence Centre - a division of the BMJ Group."


  • Condition monograph (provides comprehensive information on a specific condition or group of conditions. It covers all aspects of the disease, including treatment) -- Assessment Monograph (presents information on how to evaluate a symptom (e.g. chronic cough), clinical finding (e.g. peripheral oedema) or diagnostic test finding (e.g. metabolic acidosis). Gives a"Step-by-Step" approach to diagnosis and details of individual differential diagnoses are provided to allow consideration of patient findings in light of the most likely differential diagnosis) -- Overview monograph (provides a general synopsis on a group of conditions (e.g. Acute coronary syndrome). Provides introductory information that can include background, pathophysiology, history and evaluation. Conditions within the topic are listed with links to the standard monographs on those topics. Links to Clinical Evidence systematic reviews are provided for relevant and available topics. References, relevant images and credits are presented) -- Drugs database (content is via direct links to online medical formularies, allowing the reader to click through to more information on dosing, availability, formulations, side effects and contraindications) -- Patient education leaflets (use-friendly patient leaflets. Each handout summarises the same information as in the monograph)
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