Get appy: Best Practice

BMJ’s Best Practice is now available as an app for iPhone, iPads, and iPods.  Best Practice is an evidence-based resource providing disease and drug information. Best Practice allows you access to information summaries on symptoms, signs, and tests as well as diseases and conditions.

Information summaries on symptoms, signs, and tests include:

  • Highlights including summary and etiology information.
  • Emergencies section with information on urgent considerations.
  • Diagnosis section with a step-by-step approach, differential diagnosis list (sorted by either common/uncommon or cardiovascular/endocrine/etc.), and guidelines.

Information summaries on diseases and conditions include:

  • Highlights including summary and overview information.
  • Basics including definition, epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology and classification
  • Prevention including primary prevention, screening, and secondary prevention.
  • Diagnosis provides structured information including a step-by-step approach, history and exam, diagnostic tests, differential diagnosis list (sorted by either common/uncommon or cardiovascular/endocrine/etc.), criteria, guidelines, and a case history example.
  • Treatment provides a step-by-step approach, detailed information, emerging therapeutic options, and guidelines.
  • Follow up includes recommended monitoring and patient instructions, prognostic information, and possible complications.

Best Practice can be accessed online 24/7 from the Himmelfarb Library website, and its information can also be downloaded to iOS devices (iPhone, iPads, iPod).  To download the Best Practice app: access Best Practice then login or register for a personal account; download ‘BMJ Best Practice’ from the Apple iTunes Store; login to the app with your personal login/password to download topics and then download images.

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