Clinical guidelines: Some considerations

Thompson, David (2008) Clinical guidelines: Some considerations. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 7 2: 91-93. doi:10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2008.02.006

Author Thompson, David
Title Clinical guidelines: Some considerations
Journal name European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-5151
Publication date 2008-06
Year available 2008
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2008.02.006
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 91
End page 93
Total pages 3
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 111708 Health and Community Services
111709 Health Care Administration
111710 Health Counselling
Abstract In the current era of evidence-based practice, interest in and use of clinical guidelines has assumed rapid and increasing prominence. Clinical practice guidelines have been defined as “systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about inappropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances” [1], the purpose of which is to “make explicit recommendations with a definite intent to influence what clinicians do” [2]. Thus, the use of guidelines has been advocated to reduce variations in clinical practice, determine and set standards and indicators, conduct audit and evaluation, and improve quality and safety of care.
Keyword clinical guidelines
Clinical practice
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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