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BMJ Best Practice -- Mobile App


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BMJ's evidence-based, point-of-care resource incorporates the systematic reviews from its Clinical Evidence and so combined current evidence with expert opinion and guidelines.  It uses detailed, referenced, decision trees and a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.  It incorporates AHFS Drug Information Essentials, which provides dosage information for most drugs. Its web version requires Tufts ID or Library Login.


  • From a computer on the Tufts network access this link: BMJ Best Practice and click Create Account.

  • Fill out and complete the personal account creation form.

  • The app is available for download in the App Store or Play Store.
  • Log in with the email and password you set up when registering for an account.



This database sponsored by the British Medical Journal combines current evidence with expert opinion and guidelines.

Its record for a condition includes

  • a summary and definition
  • etiology, epidemiology
  • diagnostic steps and tests
  • treatment approaches with drugs, guidelines and evidence
  • recommendations and outlook for patient follow-up.

Tufts faculty contributors include:

  • James L. Glazer, MD
  • Scott J. Gilbert, MD
  • Holly S. Mason, MD



Search Tips

Its display sorts the  results for your search phrase into:

  • Conditions
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Evidence
  • Drug database
  • Guidelines

Conditions are divided into these sections:

  • Overview
  • References
  • Images
  • Patient leaflets
  • Contributors
  • Related BMJ content

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