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Image Source: Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines. Retrieved on February 7, 2022 from: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clinical-practice-guidelines/id1079272170#?platform
“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: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clinical-practice-guidelines/id1079272170#?platform=iphone
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
There are also five tabs on each screen for easy nivagation:
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
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. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/clinical-practice-guidelines/id1079272170#?platform=iphone
Last updated (as per App store listing): May 28, 2021
Compatible with: Android
Requires: Android 4.3 and up. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.endocrine.clinical_practice_guidelines_app&hl=en_CA&gl=US
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): May 28, 2021
149.6 MB (Apple); 84 MB (Android)
Country of Origin
United States of America
2055 L Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone Number: Main: 1-888-363-6274 or 1-202-971-3636