Verification and classification of cases by diagnostic certainty is a vital step in the process of generating high quality data. Yet, it may cost time, money, and headache and is for these reasons often omitted.
We have designed the Automatic Brighton Classification (ABC) Tool to facilitate the important step of case verification and classification. It aims to standardize classification by asking the investigator to indicate the signs and symptoms present in a given patient. The tool will then classify the case according to Brighton Collaboration case definitions by a specialized software, which we have developed. It also allows upload of structured databases for batch classification.
Apart from the suggested classification, the tool informs the user which criteria would be necessary for the classified case to meet a higher level of diagnostic certainty.