Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 18, 2021
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The latest update of a highly useful app

The Calculate clinical calculator by QxMD

Calculate by QxMD is not the newest app in the medical arsenal, but it is one of the most popular. It consistently ranks in the top five. The latest upgrade on October 3, 2014 was intended to fix bugs and enhance performance. It did not include changes to take advantage of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus or the new iOS8 operating system. That’s to come later this year. Fair warning: some users report frequent crashes when they try to run it on the newest Apple iPhones. That said, iMedicalApps, the popular review site, has called it “the best free medical calculator app…” pure and simple.

The elegant design and intuitive interface makes it easy to use the more than 150 calculators. The emphasis is on diagnosis, treatment and prognosis using point-of-care tools in cardiology, internal medicine, nephrology, general practice, hematology, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, oncology, orthopedics, respirology, neurology, neurosurgery, general surgery and obstetrics. Calculate also automatically adapts based on answers to questions you’ve provided about your clinical practice, while unique “question flow technology” quickly finds the info you need. One comment from a user: “I use it multiple times every workday. It is my most used app by far!”

Calculate (Medical Calculator) by QxMD

Devices: iPhone and Android
Cost: free

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