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WMJ. 2005 Apr;104(3):30-3.

Using clinical practice guidelines to improve patient care.

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University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI 53792, USA.


Clinical practice guidelines incorporate the best available evidence for the management of a disease or an aspect of disease treatment or prevention into a single document for health care providers. The quality of practice guidelines has improved by adopting standard approaches to the development of guidelines and reviewing their quality for use in patient care. Implementing guidelines into clinical practice can improve quality and efficiency of care and will likely benefit from a multidisciplinary, multifaceted approach.

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