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Clinical Practice Guidelines: Directions for a New Program (1990)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B Examples of Practice Guidelines ." Institute of Medicine. 1990. Clinical Practice Guidelines: Directions for a New Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1626.
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APPENDIX B 128 Appendix B Examples of Practice Guidelines Practice guidelines and criteria for reviewing medical care come in a great variety of forms. Although some variations may be merely stylistic, others are linked closely to the intended uses and users of the guidelines. Some developers of guidelines present their products in multiple forms. To illustrate something of the range of ways in which guidelines are presented, three relatively simple guidelines for breast cancer screening are displayed below in their entirety. In addition, one patient management algorithm is included. The last example is a photostat of the actual algorithm; the other examples have been prepared in layouts and typefaces that closely but not exactly reproduce the originals.

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