Clinical guidelines

Rachel Yates, Jonathon Kruger, Jeff S. Coombes, Tammy C Hoffmann

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After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
Describe what clinical guidelines are, their uses and their limitations
Be aware of the major online resources for locating clinical guidelines
Explain the major steps that are involved in the development of guidelines
Appraise the quality of a clinical guideline to determine whether you should trust the recommendations that it contains
Describe some of the issues related to using a clinical guideline in practice
Be aware of the some of the legal issues associated with the use of guidelines
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-based practice across the health professions
EditorsTammy Hoffmann, Sally Bennett, Christopher Del Mar
Place of PublicationChatswood, N.S.W., Australia
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780729539029, 0729539024
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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