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Essential Evidence Plus searches 7 different databases. Select one of the databases listed below for a description of the database and its purpose, as well as an example of how it can be used in the clinical decision process.

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Decision Support Calculators

500 calculators designed to help estimate the likelihood of a diagnosis, calculate a patient’s risk for disease, estimate a prognosis, or calculate a drug dose

Purpose: To support the clinical decision making of a healthcare professional by offering risk and probability assessments

Example: The clinical decision rules can help evaluate patients with ankle sprains, estimate the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, or assist in determining doses of drugs like warfarin.

Detailed Description: These clinical decision rules are created based on results of valid and relevant studies. Each calculator has a More Info button that references the study and outlines its characteristics. Each calculator asks users to provide patient information and leads to a result that is specific for the patient.