BMJ Best Practice is designed for use at the point of care and every decision about its content was made with this in mind.

Assessment topics support questions relating to specific signs, symptoms and abnormal test results enabling you to narrow down the extensive list of potential causes to a manageable shortlist of working diagnoses in just a few seconds.
View a free topic example; Chronic cough (Assessment of)
Condition topics give an overview of the theory as well as all clinical aspects including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up giving you the most comprehensive information on a specific condition.
View a free topic example; New-onset atrial fibrillation
Diagnostic and treatment guidelines provide a critical counter to information overload, so you can clearly differentiate opinion from evidence and quantify the difference in outcome, including benefit and harms. Best Practice’s evidence-based guidelines have international coverage. They are grouped by geographical area, typical patient case histories, and a full reference list.
Overview topics link to relevant conditions to provide a general synopsis on a group of conditions, for example, acute coronary syndrome. It also acts as a navigation hub with links to associated condition or assessment monographs.
View a free topic example; Overview of COPD
Cochrane Clinical Answers are now linked to Best Practice to give health professionals the confidence to make the best decisions in partnership with patients, even in areas of clinical uncertainty. Evidence is displayed in a user friendly question and answer format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics along with key data including Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome and GRADE summaries.
More than 250 medical calculators have been added to BMJ Best Practice to better support doctors at the point of care. Medical calculators are among the most popular tools used by healthcare professionals in their daily practice, helping to identify and diagnose a range of conditions.
Procedural video’s – Introduced in 2017, procedural videos cover essential clinical techniques such as bag-valve-mask ventilation, lumbar puncture and performing an ECG. A list of equipment, contraindications, indications, complications and aftercare is included.
Important Updates have been introduced as a direct result of user and customer feedback. These unique visual alerts within topics give users reassurance that they have the very latest information, with key points summarised so that users can see exactly what has changed without having to wade through pages of guidelines.
Patient leaflets provide concise, user-friendly summaries to reassure patients and carers and help them make informed, shared decisions with healthcare professionals. Best Practice’s patient leaflets are accredited by the Information Standard and every leaflet is reviewed by the BMJ patient panel.
Integrated Drug formularies enable you to quickly access detailed information on dosing, availability, formulations, side effects and contraindications in:
British National Formulary (BNF)
AHFS drug information (published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)
Local Language searching – We understand that medical professionals can find it easier and quicker to search medical information in their own language. This is why BMJ BestPractice enables users to search in over 100 languages – more than any other clinical decision support tool.
Translation – Selected BMJ Best Practice topics are also available in Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Azeri, Vietnamese, Russian, Georgian and Ukranian.
The Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Toolkit now available in Best Practice enables users to learn how to evaluate how much weight can be put on study results and how far results from trials can be generalised into routine clinical practice. The EBM Toolkit includes contributions from some of the leading thinkers in EBM and promotes shared decision making between clinicians and patients.