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Hosp Health Netw. 2001 May;75(5):65-6.

Medication safety issue brief 5. Crucial role of therapeutic guidelines.


Clinical practice guidelines have gained favor as a key method for health care organizations to improve the quality and consistency of medical care. They can also be used to reduce the chance of error by establishing a standard protocol for how care is carried out. It sounds simple, but choosing and developing well-designed guidelines can be challenging, as can persuading caregivers to accept a single way to do things. Still, guidelines based on solid evidence and good outcomes can make everyone's job easier.

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