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About guidelines
  • Also called clinical practice guidelines or practice guidelines
  • Produced by various health-care organizations and professional bodies
  • Can have a local, national or international focus
  • Not useful for finding the latest innovation, practices or evidence
  • Guidelines produced by different organizations may make different recommendations
Where to look
  • DynaMed - summaries include a section on guidelines, with links to specific guidelines
  • Databases - databases such as MEDLINE and CINAHL allow you to limit your search results by guidelines
  • Trip  Pro - this clinical search engine allows you to filter your results by guidelines
  • Google - useful for finding guidelines published on individual websites

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