Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Evolution of and Trends in Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Clinical Practice Guidelines
Slide content:Clinical Practice Guidelines: Purpose Help clinicians and patients make appropriate decisions about health care How do guidelines achieve this? Specifying a set of generally accepted approaches Defining appropriate practices Example of clinical practice guidelines dissemination website National Guidelines Clearinghouse http://www.guideline.gov 4
Slide notes:Why do we need clinical practice guidelines? They serve an important purpose by helping clinicians and patients collaborate to make appropriate decisions about specific instances of patient health care. Guidelines achieve this by specifying a set of generally accepted, rational approaches for diagnosis management or prevention of specific diseases, and they define appropriate practices that address the needs of almost all patients, in almost all circumstances. A number of clinical practice guidelines have been developed and these are available for dissemination on the Internet, for example, The National Guidelines Clearinghouse, can be accessed at www.guideline.gov . 4