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Singapore Med J. 2005 Dec;46(12):681-6; quiz 687.

Clinical practice guidelines.

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Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, Edinburgh, UK.


This paper introduces the concepts of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. It describes the key elements of guideline development, using examples from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and then goes on to discuss how practitioners in Singapore and other countries can find and use guidelines from other areas of the world. It concludes with a short section on the future direction of guideline development.

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