Doctor’s Toolbag

Doctor’s Toolbag is a new product from CEBMi –

The Doctor’s Toolbag iPhone app developed by the BMJ Group and CEBMi Limited provides a fast and simple way to use the most effective rules in a busy clinical setting. Some rules help with diagnosis, others are useful for screening or assessing risk factors. Combining these rules with the latest evidence from Best Practice and Clinical Evidence from the BMJ Evidence Centre, provides a succinct and up-to-date tool that can be incorporated into everyday clinical practice to help improve patient care.

Key features

  • Contains 74 of the most useful clinical prediction tools for prognosis and diagnosis. Each prediction tool tells you what clinical features to look for, and what they mean for your patient
  • Evidence summaries supporting each tool, with links to abstracts from key publications
  • Regular updates to evidence summaries and prediction rules reflecting the latest clinical evidence
  • Up-to-date information from Best Practice and Clinical Evidence about additional tests that may be required, treatment and relevant guidelines
  • Rules searchable by title, specialist area & condition
  • Hide/reveal supplementary information, including useful pictures and sounds
  • Customisation of your homepage for one click access to your favourite tools
  • Embedded article references, including links to sources, for convenient mobile browsing
  • In-app web browsing of related content
  • Adjustable font size

Clinical prediction tools include:

  • ABCD2 stroke risk score – Prediction of stroke risk in patients with TIA
  • AUDIT C – Detection of the early signs of hazardous and harmful drinking
  • CURB 65 – Criteria for severity of community acquired pneumonia
  • MiniCog – Screening for cognitive impairment
  • Wells DVT Score – Assessment of deep vein thrombosis
  • Ottawa ankle, knee and foot rules – Does the patient need an ankle, knee or foot x-ray?
  • PHQ9 depression score – Assessment of depression in primary care
  • Centor criteria – Diagnosis of acute bacterial tonsillitis in adults and in children



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