The live ACB Calculator can be found at http://www.acbcalc.com
The ACB Calculator is a web app intended for use by medical professionals to give an overall score of Anticholinergic Burden (ACB) of a patient, after entering all the patients' medication.
The app provides both medical terms and popular brand names of medicines to be selected. Each medicine has an ACB score, and if the total of all scores entered is more than, or equal to three, the user is warned of the risks involved, and directed to a guide to reducing this ACB score.
The app also provides a password-protected admin interface to be able to update medical names, associated brand names, and scores of all medicines included, as well as to add any new medicines they decide.
The ACB Calculator is the brainchild of Dr. Rebecca King of The Schoolhouse Surgery, built by Steve Smith, and its logo designed by Alison Collantine of Dreamfly
Update: The app has been highly commended in the Patient Safety Awards 2017
The app is a Ruby on Rails (version 5) project using Ruby version 2.3.0. Database used is Postgres (0.18).
The setup instructions assume you have knowledge of setting up the correct verions of Ruby, Postgres and the Bundler gem, which are well documented elsewhere
Clone this repo to your environment
Change directory into created directory
$ cd acb-calc
Install correct Ruby version if required
Run bundler to install all required Gems
$ bundle install
- Start rails server
$ rails server
Navigate to the URL shown to see the app
You can sign up an admin user at the path