Mobile Apps & Resources: Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines


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  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

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Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines

Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines

 Versions reviewed

Version 2.12.1 (Google Pixel 2); Version 2.10.0 (iPad & iPhone)

 Device & OS used

Android: 1.0.13; iPad Air iOS 14.7 

 Date of review

January 14, 2022


Xurong (Rachel) Zhao (AHS); Mark Mueller (SHA)

 Technician Support 

Brandie Bailey

 Similar Library Apps   N/A

Image Source: Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines. Retrieved on February 7, 2022 from:

Stated Purpose  

“Access the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines at the point of care and use interactive tools such as risk calculators, diagnosis and treatment algorithms, and medication charts. The app allows users to bookmark important pages, take notes on key information, and share the PDF with colleagues. The Endocrine Society develops clinical practice guidelines on a variety of topics related to endocrine conditions; the app currently includes the Society’s guidelines on diabetes and obesity.” (2) 


From the Google Play  and App Store: The app allows users to bookmark important pages, take notes on key information, and share the PDF with colleagues. (2,3)”


Image Source: Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on February 7, 2022 from:


Endocrinology/Endocrinologists and other medical/healthcare professionals working in endocrinology. 



Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

From the Methods and Disclaimer section of the app:
“… the Society contracts with the Evidence Based Practice Center of the Mayo Clinic to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses on guidelines-specific critical research questions.”
The Methods and Disclaimer section states that a task force of international experts in the field developed each guidelines. Names are not provided in this section.
While names of authors and their institutions are provided in each individual guidelines, their specializations, credentials are not listed.
The First Published Online date is indicated. It is unclear if it has been updated.

From the Methods and Disclaimer section:
“All recommendations are constructed and classified using the GRADE system for evidence review.”

Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

The content in the app are the summaries of the full guidelines which are linked from the app. The citation list and in-text citations are provided in the  full guidelines online. In the app, some sections have author names, in-text citations and references.   

Organization of information

On the home page the main content is organized by five sections:
  • Rcently Used
  • Categories
  • Interactive Toosl
  • All Guidelines
  • Resources

There are also five tabs on each screen for easy nivagation:

  • Home
  • TOC
  • Search
  • My Library
  • History


The content is menu-driven, with subsections, and is well organized. The search feature allows a user to search the App’s content as well as the user’s own notes.

Limited customization is available. Users can bookmark pages and make notes.


User Account require: No
Internet connection required for use: Yes
Text search field: Yes
Browsable content: Yes
Advertisements: No
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: No


Compatible with: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Mac

Requires: iOS 10.0 or later. Mac OS requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.  
Last updated (as per App store listing): May 28, 2021

Compatible with: Android  

Requires: Android 4.3 and up.
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): May 28, 2021

149.6 MB (Apple); 84 MB (Android)

App Developer

Endocrine Society

Country of Origin
United States of America


Mailing Address:
2055 L Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone Number: Main: 1-888-363-6274 or 1-202-971-3636