TITLE

Guidelines are just…guidelines!

AUTHOR(S)
Ladouceur, Roger
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Canadian Family Physician;Apr2007, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p595
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses an article regarding the unimproved condition of asthma patients despite circulation of the Canadian Consensus Guidelines on Asthma in 2001, the use of a diagnostic test in deciding for the prescription of antibiotics instead of following guidelines, and an article on the effectiveness of β-blockers in treating hypertension.
ACCESSION #
26525889

 

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