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Comorbidities tool

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.

Find out how the Comorbidities tool can support you to improve outcomes at your organisation

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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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Download the Comorbidities tool brochure

Find out more about how the BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool can support your institution.

How the Comorbidites tool can help patients

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.

White paper: Medical students and the management of patients with multiple complex conditions: the role of BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities

In this evaluation, Dr Kieran Walsh describes the simulated scenarios to assess the usefulness, usability and effectiveness of BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities with medical students.

Using the Comorbidities tool to prepare medical students for practice

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.

View the guideline combinations included in the Comorbidities tool

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.