I. Printed Sources

A.  Books: (selected examples)

  • Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services [Permanent Reserve WA108 C6413 1998] Also available at: http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/ppiphand.htm

  • Health Care Standards. Official Directory. [BIO-MEDICAL LIBRARY REF W22 H434 2005]

B. Journals

II. Internet Sources (Selected Examples)

III. Finding More Sources of Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Medical subject headings in MNCAT (University of Minnesota Libraries online catalog) http://mncat.lib.umn.edu

    • clinical medicine--standards

    • nursing care--standards

    • practice guidelines

    • consensus

    • patient care--standards

  • Search strategies in MEDLINE

    • Combine disease with

      • practice guidelines

      • consensus

    • Limit technique/procedure to "standards"

  • Internet keyword searching

    • practice guideline or practice guidelines

    • practice parameter or practice parameters

    • clinical guidelines or clinical guidelines

    • consensus statements

IV. Suggested Readings

  • Andrews EJ, Redmond HP.  A review of clinical guidelines.  British Journal of Surgery 2004 Aug 91(8):956-65.

  • Bahtsevani C, et al.  Outcomes of evidence-based clincal practice guidelines: a systematic review.  International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2004 Fall 20(4):427-33.

  • Cabana MD, et al.  Why don't physicians follow clinical practice guidelines? A framework for improvement.  JAMA 1999 Oct 20; 282(15):1458-65

  • Fervers B, et al.  Predictors of high quality clinical practice guidelines: examples in oncology.  International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2005 April 17(2):123-32.

  • Field, Marilyn J. and Kathleen N. Lohr (eds). Guidelines for clinical practice: from development to use. Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines, Division of Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 1992.  WB102 I485g 1992.  Also available at: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309045894/html/index.html

  • Lohr, KN.  Guidelines for clinical practice: what they are and why they count.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Spring 1995 23(1):49-56

  • Saver BG.  Whose guidelines is it anyway? [editorial]. Archives of Family Medicine Oct 1996 5(9):532-4.

Subject Specialist

Jonathan Koffel

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