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How do I use DynaMed Plus Calculators?

DynaMed Plus includes interactive calculators, equations and decision trees that allow you to enter values in commonly used formulas to obtain numerical data, such as urinary protein excretion estimation or estimate the severity of community acquired pneumonia in a given patient based upon the presence or absence of major risk factors.

To access the DynaMed Plus Calculators:

  1. From any screen, click the Calculators link in the top toolbar of the DynaMed Plus interface.

    dynamed plus top menu

  2. The DynaMed Plus calculators screen will appear in a new browser window or tab. Search for a calculator or use the A-Z browse list to browse the available calculators. You can select a specific calculator type from the menu on the left.

    dynamed plus calculator window

  3. Enter your figures into the selected calculator. A result will automatically be generated as you input your numbers.

    dynamed plus calculator

  4. When finished with the calculator, you can return to the DynaMed Plus interface by closing the calculator window.

Note: Most calculators include information to help you interpret your results, as well as references to literature.