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BMJ Best Practice available across Norway

BMJ’s clinical decision support tool BMJ Best Practice has been selected to provide healthcare professionals and patients across Norway with full access to its content over the next three years.

BMJ Best Practice available across Norway
Louise Crowe: “Making BMJ Best Practice accessible in this way is also an important step for us towards our vision of helping to create a healthier world.” Photograph: Hush Naidoo on Unsplash

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that gives doctors fast and easy access to the latest information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions. Updated daily, it draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention, says BMJ.

The agreement provides access to the latest evidence-based information on the most common medical conditions to improve knowledge and help healthcare professionals deliver the very best care to their patients.

Patients will also have access to hundreds of health information leaflets on common conditions such as acne, diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep problems, more than half of which have already been translated into Norwegian, with the rest underway during 2020.

Access will be via the BMJ Best Practice website or mobile app. Patient leaflets are also hosted on the Helsebiblioteket.no website.

Louise Crowe, Director for BMJ Knowledge said: “We are delighted to see healthcare professionals and patients across Norway benefiting from the latest and most relevant clinical information from BMJ Best Practice. Making BMJ Best Practice accessible in this way is also an important step for us towards our vision of helping to create a healthier world.”

Merete Holtermann, Department Director for Helsebiblioteket in The Norwegian Institute of Public Health: “Continued national access to BMJ Best Practice in Norway contributes to our goal, which is to improve quality of healthcare by providing access to high quality and updated knowledge resources. We are looking forward to further developing our already successful collaboration with BMJ in the years to come.”