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How does BMI work
How does BMI work
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BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. BMI is a key Vital and with Clinicea you get the BMI calculated automatically and this can be tracked as well. Let us see how you can do it.

You need to have first created in Tools | Clinical Items | an item which is NamedBMI, where Clinical Section is set to “Vital”, and Datatype is set to “Numeric “.

  1. Go to Patient | Select Patient and open the Patient Medical Chart | Go to the Clinical section- Vitals. Click on the + icon to Add BMI to the Vitals section of the casesheet.

  2. Enter Height and Weight- BMI will get calculated automatically.

Clinicea can handle both the US (lbs) as well as metric system of measurement (kgs). You can also set up a goal and track the BMI against it. For more details take a look at How to set Patient Goals

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