Clinical practice guidelines

Tammy C Hoffmann, Heather Buchan

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After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
• Describe what clinical practice guidelines are, their uses and their limitations
• Be aware of the major online resources for locating clinical practice guidelines
• Explain the major steps that are involved in the development of guidelines
• Appraise the quality of a clinical practice guideline to determine whether you should
trust the recommendations that it contains
• Describe some of the issues related to using a clinical practice guideline
• Be aware of some of the legal issues associated with the use of guidelines
Tammy Hoffmann and Heather Buchan
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence Based Practice: Across the Health Professions
Place of PublicationChatswood, Australia
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780729541350
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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