The Harvey-Bradshaw index was devised in 1980 as a simpler version of the Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) for data collection purposes. It consists of only clinical parameters: The first three items are scored for the previous day. Harvey-Bradshaw index is far simpler to use than the CDAI and does not require biochemical tests.
Patients with Crohn's disease who scored 3 or less on the HBI are very likely to be in remission according to the CDAI. Patients with a score of 8 to 9 or higher are considered to have severe disease.
The calculators allow you to enter patient specific information to calculate a simple score. All information is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace clinical judgement. All calculations must be rechecked and should not be used alone to guide patient care. The user assumes sole responsibility for any decisions or action taken based on the information contained here.