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"Potential benefits, limitations, and harms of clinical guidelines"-Woolf et al., '99

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Free full text: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1114973/

    I just read this after seeing another patient quote it. As papers go, it is not that long (4 printed pages).

    Main section I found of interest: Potential limitations and harms of guidelines.

    Guidelines are increasingly important in many countries e.g. NICE guidelines in the UK.

    Guidelines and (so-called) evidence-based medicine are closely linked so people interested in problems with evidence-based medicine might be interested in this.
     

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