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Searching Health Sciences Literature

Learn how to create a searchable question to find and access literature to help answer your clinical question.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

What are clinical practice guidelines?

"Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options."(Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2011, p. 4)

Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines; Graham R, Mancher M, Miller Wolman D, et al., editors. (2011). Clinical practice guidelines we can trust. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK209539/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK209539.pdf.

The following are resources to help inform about how clinical guidelines are developed. Resources to find clinical practice guidelines can be found on the subsequent tabs.

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