NetlinesBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7368.842/a (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:842
- Harry Brown, general practitioner (DrHarry@dial.pipex.com)
There are many disease based calculators in the online world, but http://www.riskscore.org.uk/ stands out for sheer simplicity and usefulness in a common topic area—cardiovascular disease. The home page clearly explains the purpose of the site and lists the type of data that is needed. There is also a link to a related BMJ article. The programme can be downloaded for offline use on a PC. The concept may be simple, but this is potentially a very useful tool.
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