Update Clinical Care Guidelines
Benefits of Guidelines
Clinical care guidelines serve as a framework for clinical decisions and support best practices. Guidelines are developed through a critical review of the medical literature, outcomes research, and clinical practice standards of care for diagnosing and treating the symptoms of disease. Benefits include:
- Provides evidence-based clinical guidance.
- The level of evidence for each recommendation is included.
- Assesses the likely benefits and harms of a particular treatment
- Strength of a specific recommendation is also rated and includes overall assessment of the treatment and impact of treatment.
- Enables clinicians to select the best care for a unique patient based on the patient’s preferences, the medical evidence, and the available options. In other words, the goal is patient-centered treatment.
- Integrates newly approved medical interventions so that patients and their doctors can make informed decisions.
- Ensures current standard of care is provided to patients with rare diseases or diseases that are challenging to treat especially when access to specialists familiar with the disease is limited.