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In Simple English:

You went to medical school for a reason. Double-check your work, and trust your clinical judgment over a number or result. If the Glasgow Coma Scale comes out 14/15, but the patient’s unarousable, which do you think is right? MDCalc cannot and will not be held legally, financially, or medically responsible for decisions made using its calculators, equations, and algorithms, and is for the use of medical professionals only.

Official Legal Disclaimer:

MDCalc includes clinical tools and databases intended for use by healthcare professionals. These tools do not give professional advice; physicians and other healthcare professionals who use these tools or databases should exercise their own clinical judgment as to the information they provide. Consumers who use the tools or databases do so at their own risk. Individuals with any type of medical condition are specifically cautioned to seek professional medical advice before beginning any sort of health treatment. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, users should always consult their physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

MDCalc’s content developers have carefully tried to create its content to conform to the standards of professional practice that prevailed at the time of development. However, standards and practices in medicine change as new data become available and the individual medical professional should consult a variety of sources.

The contents of the MDCalc Site, such as text, graphics and images are for informational purposes only. MDCalc does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

While information on this site has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, neither we nor our content providers warrant the accuracy of the information contained on this site.

We do not give medical advice, nor do we provide medical or diagnostic services. Medical information changes rapidly. Neither we nor our content providers guarantee that the content covers all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects that may be associated with any therapeutic treatments.

Your reliance upon information and content obtained by you at or through this site is solely at your own risk. Neither we nor our content providers assume any liability or responsibility for damage or injury (including death) to you, other persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea or instruction contained in the content or services provided to you.

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We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site or mobile application. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.

Copyright

When content from original works is included on our site, we provide references near the bottom of the page, which are the intellectual property of their authors/publishers (or the public domain when appropriate).

Our website transforms these works into interactive, dynamically-scored calculators that we believe to quality for transformative fair use: from a static list to a live calculator with both the total score as well as diagnostic/prognostic information and recommendations.

However, you believe this use violates your copyright(s), please don’t hesitate to send us an email and we will remove the offending content.

Calculations must be re-checked and should not be used alone to guide patient care nor should they substitute for clinical judgement. disclaimer