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Title: Clinical guidelines and patient related outcomes: summary of evidence and recommendations
Authors: VASCONCELOS, Luciana Pereira deRODRIGUES, Luiza de OliveiraNOBRE, Moacyr Roberto Cuce
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GOVERNANCE, v.24, n.3, p.230-238, 2019
Abstract: Purpose Good medical practice, evidence-based medicine (EBM) and clinical practice guidelines (CPG) have been recurring subjects in the scientific literature. EBM advocates argue that good medical practice should be guided by evidence-based CPG. On the other hand, critical authors of EBM methodology argue that various interests undermine the quality of evidence and reliability of CPG recommendations. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate patient related outcomes of CPG implementation, in light of EBM critics. Design/methodology/approach The authors opted for a rapid literature review. Findings There are few studies evaluating the effectiveness of CPG in patient-related outcomes. The systematic reviews found are not conclusive, although they suggest a positive impact of CPGs in relevant outcomes. Originality/value The paper is the first of its kind to discuss, based on the published literature, next steps toward better health practice, while acknowledging the caveats of this process.
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