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Wednesday, 12 September, 2007

Clinical practice guidelines? Who needs 'em?

There's no shortage of clinical practice guidelines available to Canadian physicians, but it seems nobody's paying them any mind. A reports that many clinical practice guidelines haven't had the desired effect on actual clinical practice.

The CMA Handbook on Clinical Practice Guidelines therefore spends as much as a third of the space in its new edition focusing on uptake strategies, commonly called "knowledge translation" methods.

The message, in short: read the guidelines.

The book is available free to CMA members online or in print form.

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