Body Surface Area Calculator for medication doses
Calculates Body Surface Area for medication doses and includes descriptive statistics.
BSA is a measurement used in many medical tasks. Various Body Surface Area formulas have been developed over the years, originally by Dr.s Du Bois & Du Bois, followed by Gehan and George, Haycock, Boyd and Mosteller. These formulas all give slightly different results. It is probably not worth the trouble to debate about which formula may or may not be slightly better. A bigger issue is lack of standardization. The Mosteller formula is gaining support as a common standard because it is much simpler and can memorized and easily calculated with a hand-held calculator.
See also: whatsthedose.com to look up medication dosages, for drug dose information. A useful resource.
Last modified 24-January-2012