Definitions for "Clinical Practice Guidelines"
Systematically developed statements that assist practitioners and patients with decision making about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.
Utilization and quality management mechanisms designed to aid providers in making decisions about the most appropriate course of treatment for a specific clinical case.
a systematically developed statement to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for one or more specific clinical circumstances. The development of clinical practice guidelines can be considered to be a particular type of HCTA; or, it can be considered to be one of the types of policymaking that is informed or supported by HCTA.
Standards for physicians to adhere to in prescribing care for a given condition or illness.