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Category: Guidance/Guidelines

Map of Medicine – is it more of a railway than a road?

10 September, 2010 (12:03) | Care Pathways, Initiatives, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

see Homepage – Map of Medicine. I always thought Map of Medicine was a step in the right direction. HOWEVER: I have just realised that the Smartcard and Athens versions of Map of Medicine don’t talk to each other! It’s fair enough that the public-access version of Map of Medicine via NHS Choices or NHS […]

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What should clinicians do when faced with conflicting recommendations?

21 August, 2010 (20:06) | Guidance/Guidelines | By: Helga Perry

What should clinicians do when faced with conflicting recommendations? — Oxman et al. 337: a2530 — BMJ. Accordng to this excellent BMJ editorial by Oxman et al from 2008, the answer is “Find guidelines that are systematic and transparent, and make informed judgments”

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Clinical guidelines: Potential benefits, limitations, and harms…

21 August, 2010 (19:58) | Guidance/Guidelines | By: Helga Perry

Clinical guidelines: Potential benefits, limitations, and harms of clinical guidelines — Woolf et al. 318 7182: 527 — BMJ. Click here for free PDF from PubMed Central Woolf et al may have published this paper in 1999, but I can’t see that anything much has changed in the interim. It is worth a reminder that guidelines/guidance are […]

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Care pathway evaluation

21 August, 2010 (16:42) | Care Pathways, Guidance/Guidelines, Protocols | By: Helga Perry

Evaluation study on impact of maternity protocols & care pathways, including adaptation of All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Birth.

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