The modern way of developing clinical guidelines

Higgins, Bernard G.
December 2007
Thorax;Dec2007, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p1022
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the impact of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) as a producer of clinical guidelines in Great Britain. He asserted that guidelines are the most frequently visited section of their Web site. However, the author notes that some clinicians do not like guidelines because they feel that they do not need them. Meanwhile, he added that guidelines can serve useful secondary purposes, such as demonstrating gaps in clinical evidence and encouraging research to address them.


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