clinical practice guidelines


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clinical practice guidelines

a formal statement about a defined task or function in clinical practice, such as desirable diagnostic tests or the optimal treatment regimen for a specific diagnosis; generally based on the best available evidence, for example, randomized controlled trials that have been assessed by a Cochrane collaborating group.
See also: Cochrane collaboration.

clinical practice guidelines

As used in UK medical practice, a term which refers to systematically developed recommendations for patient care, which are based on scientific research, data or evidence, and are used to guide health care decisions for a defined clinical condition or under specific circumstances.

clinical practice guidelines

Clinical policies, practice guidelines, practice parameters, practice policies Medtalk Systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and Pt decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. See Psychology.

clin·i·cal prac·tice guide·lines

(klin'i-kăl prak'tis gīd'līnz)
A formal statement about a defined task or function in clinical practice, such as desirable diagnostic tests or the optimal treatment regimen for a specific diagnosis; generally based on the best available evidence (e.g., randomized controlled trials that have been assessed by a Cochrane collaborating group).
See also: Cochrane collaboration
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The IOM committee proposes eight standards for the production of unbiased, scientifically valid, and trustworthy clinical practice guidelines, giving increased attention to conflicts of interest, guideline development group exclusions, rating strength of recommendations, and public stakeholder comment.
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Clinical practice guidelines should be distinguished from practice parameters.
The report says existing organizations that conduct evidence reviews, and then develop clinical practice guidelines, lack the authority and resources needed to determine what works and end the confusion.
The clinical practice guideline contains systematically developed statements that include recommendations, strategies, or information that assists physicians and/or other health care practitioners and patients make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.
The CEN membership believes that wherever possible, recommendations related to the management of a new vascular access or central venous catheter must be based on existing clinical practice guidelines for vascular access such as the Canadian Society of Nephrology Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vascular Access (1999), and/or the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (K-DOQI) Guidelines for vascular access (Update 2001).
Our ICU of course has, as do many other ICUs, many well-written clinical practice guidelines for all our procedures including complicated or infrequently used ones.
About 30 clinical practice guidelines and 380 policy statements, clinical reports, and technical reports are collected in this book/CD-ROM package.

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