Table 5

Medical Calculator Applications
Application Version (price) Platforms Description Functions
Epocrates MedMath URL27[11,43,47] 3.18 (free) Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry, Android A medical calculator application that is part of Epocrates Rx and available for free. Provides useful medical formula calculator including pregnancy wheel, and basal energy expenditure etc.
MedCalc URL28[11,42,43,55] 2.3 ($0.99) iOS An application that provides medical formula calculator. More than 200 medical formulas, scores, scales, and classifications, detailed information and bibliographic references for each formula,, support for U.S. and SIe units, search for equations by name or keywords, customizable list of favorite equation.
Medical Calculator URL29[26,41] 1.9 ($0.99) iOS An application that compute useful medical formulas and equations. Includes common formulas and equations, supports U.S. and SIe units.
Calculate URL30[26] 1.3 (free) iOS, BlackBerry, Android A medical formula/equation calculator and decision support tool. Supports SIe and imperial units, detailed references with PubMed integration, navigate calculators by specialty.
Archimedes URL31[16,39] (free) Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile Smartphone version of Archimedes online medical calculator. This application includes more than 150 commonly used medical formulas, calculator selection through multiple indexes, use conventional (U.S.) or SIe units, and formula details and explanations.
uBurn Lite URL32[56] 3.1.2 (free) iOS An application to calculate percent burn of body surface area. Calculate percent burn of body surface area for adult and children, and parkland formula.
Softforce’s Antobiotic Dosage Calculator URL33[39] 1.2($1.99) iOS A drug dosage calculator for the treatment of patients with renal failure. Calculation based on cockroft-gault formula, dosage required for a particular drug, and dosage adjustment.
Paeds ED URL34[41] 1.0.7 (free) iOS A drug dosage calculator to be used by the Pediatrician. Use guesstimate formula to calculate weight of children from their age in years, calculate correct doses of various drugs based on children’s weight.

This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the eight medical calculator applications for healthcare professionals.

eSI: International System of Units.

Website URLs:

URL27: http://www.epocrates.com/products/rx/ webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL28: http://medcalc.medserver.be/iphone_description.html webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL29: http://doctorcalc.com/medcalc webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL30: http://www.qxmd.com/apps/calculate-by-qxmd webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL31: http://www.skyscape.com/estore/productdetail.aspx?productid=227 webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL32: http://www.uburnapps.com/uBurn/uBurn_Lite.html webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL33: http://www.softforceapps.com/adc/ webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

URL34: http://iedapps.com/medical-apps/ied-paediatric-emergency-drugs/ webcite, Accessed June, 2011.

Mosa et al.

Mosa et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:67   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-67

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