Treat the whole
The Comorbidities tool from BMJ Best Practice is the only point of care tool that supports the management of the whole patient by including guidance on the treatment of a patient’s acute condition alongside their pre-existing comorbidities.
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One in three adults suffer from multiple chronic conditions which poses a significant problem for healthcare systems.
Not taking comorbidities into account leads to suboptimal care, worse clinical outcomes, and longer lengths of stay.
Written by leading specialists, the tool provides tailored treatment advice based on the latest evidence.
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Find out more about how the BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool can support your institution.
Tim Mossad, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Chesterfield Royal Hospital explains how the tool can help patients living with multiple complex conditions achieve the best possible care when admitted to hospital.
Clinical decision support resources should be continually updated with the most reliable evidence-based content that is available. In this paper, we report the results of continuous evaluation of the utility of these resources in helping healthcare professionals improve care.
John Sandars, a Professor of Medical Education at Edge Hill University explains how the Comorbidities tool can prepare medical students for practice and help them adopt an integrated approach to patient care.
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This easy to use tool provides a single place for healthcare professionals to access treatment recommendations that cover a range of acute conditions that are linked to the most common and costly comorbidities.
“BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities provides a logical approach to an area that could become hugely complex. When I chose a single comorbidity, the information was relevant, useful, and pragmatic.”
Dr Colin Mitchell, Consultant Geriatrician and Head of Specialty for Geriatrics at Imperial College London
“BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities allows clinicians to look at the key focal diagnosis and see how to consider the other impacting chronic conditions. This is why it’s important to promote BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities to junior doctors and Advanced Nurse Practitioners.”
Tim Mossad, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
“Unlike other tools, BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities details the rationale at an appropriate level – which is immensely helpful for students. This certainly makes it a useful resource for teaching. It provides an opportunity for students to work through a clinical case and understand the contribution of each of the patient’s comorbidities.”
John Sandars, Professor of Medical Education at Edge Hill University