The European Journal of Integrative Medicine has announced an open access special issue on Clinical Guidelines for Integrated Practice.
Clinical guidelines are designed to support decision-making processes in patient care. How relevant are they to practice, are they used in practice, do they improve care, how are they constructed and disseminated? Often the content of a guideline is based on a systematic review of clinical evidence as well as best practice and expert opinion. Evidence-based healthcare is now regarded as gold standard motivated and has been supported by clinicians, politicians and management who are rightly concerned about quality, consistency and costs. Many have been developed, though the process is time- and resource consuming.
Many have been disseminated, but have they had a major impact on practice?
Click here for further information, to sign up for alerts and to submit your article
Closing date for submissions 1st June 2013