BMJ Group Launches New Decision Support Tool

Health professionals can now get on-the-spot access to expert opinion, guidelines and the latest evidence with the launch of Best Practice, from the internationally renowned BMJ Evidence Centre.

Best Practice is a new on-line decision support tool designed to help practitioners, patients, students and researchers find the best medical information and use it in the most effective way.

It brings together the latest evidence, peer-reviewed expert opinion, and guidelines on over 10,000 different diagnoses. Its easy-to-use design fits information around existing workflows - enabling clinicians, nurses and pharmacists to make the best decisions for their patients, every time.

Built specifically for point-of-care use, it will help meet the real, diverse and evolving information challenges that health professionals face every day.

Best Practice also features seamless integration with drug formularies (BNF and Martindale), patient information, the potential for links to electronic health records and the ability to add local guidelines and links. But, unlike existing online textbooks, Best Practice re-shapes this complex information into bite-size chunks that are more easily navigated crucial when applying evidence effectively in pressurised healthcare environments.

Key features include:
All content written and peer reviewed by internationally renown specialists;
Coverage of 10,000 diagnoses in 2009;
Information structured around the patient consultation;
Advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering and treatment strategies;
Critical prescribing information, guideline summaries and expert opinion;
192 patient support leaflets.

Best Practice is here.

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