Value of medical practice guidelines questioned

Christopher, Paul
March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE190
Academic Journal
The article reports on the disagreement among Canadian and international experts on the use of medical guidelines in informing primary health care decision-making in Canada. According to Dr. Janusz Kaczorowski, research director for the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver says that opinions on the value of practice guidelines are strident. It states that primary health care providers are expected to be up to date but the information is unmanageable.


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