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LCAT - Liverpool Causality Assessment Tool

The LCAT App provides users with an interactive flow chart to help determine the likelihood that a drug has caused an adverse reaction.

A series of short questions are used to assist clinical decision-making regarding a drugs contribution to presenting symptoms by providing one of four outcomes: unlikely possible, probable or definite. Note: This tool is a guide and should be used by people with appropriate medical training.

The App only requires the name of the suspected drug, with no details required regarding the user or patient.

Link to original research on the LCAT (Gallagher et al 2011)

This App was supported by the National Institute for Health Research, Applied Research Collaboration, North West Coast (NIHR ARC NWC). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.