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by Arif Khwaja - Saturday, 20 October 2012, 11:27 AM
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Theres a very sensible article about how to use clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in real world clinical settings in a recent KI. Radhakrishnan and Cattran argue very sensibly that CPGs are not diktats telling the clinician what to do in individual clinical situations but simply provide guidance to help the clinician make decisions.  They highlight how in a practical way one can use CPGs to inform decision making using real cases of patients with glomerular disease. Worth a read especially for those doctors who think guidelines should be /are prescriptive

Reference

The KDIGO practice guideline on glomerulonephritis: reading between the (guide)lines—application to the individual patient. Jai Radhakrishnan and Daniel C CattranKidney International (2012) 82, 840–856; doi:10.1038/ki.2012.280

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