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The Library is providing access to BMJ Best Practice to you for your convenience. Please be advised that although you may be asked to submit personal information and create an account, the personal information you disclose will be stored on servers outside of Canada. You can still access and use BMJ Best Practice without creating an account. If you choose to use this service, no personal information about you is collected by or for UBC. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to the BMJ. For more information please review the BMJ Best Practice Privacy Policy.

  • Action-oriented and structured around the patient consultation
  • Gold standard editorial process including expert peer review and multi-step sign-off
  • Unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage helping healthcare professionals make decisions with confidence
  • Continuously updated with multiple changes to topics each day to reflect the best available evidence.
  • Novel standardised navigation structure for each condition including a summary and definition, aetiology, epidemiology, through key diagnostic steps and tests into treatment approaches with drugs, guidelines and evidence, finishing with recommendations and outlook for patient follow-up
  • Information leaflets for patients to support shared decision making
  • Each page linked to BMJ portfolio for easy tracking, recording and planning of CPD/CME
  • My BMJ Best Practice allowing end users to save searches and add notes and bookmarks
  • Ability for institutional administrators to upload local notes, guidelines, patient leaflets and links
  • Full reference links and colour images where available
  • Interface and navigation available in 16 selected local languages
  • Information leaflets for patients to support shared decision making. Our patient leaflets have been certified with The Information Standard.


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