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Guidelines in dermatology--quo vadis?: Facts and controversies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20797519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since their introduction in 1980s, medical guidelines have become a milestone in the modern medical practice and science. Being a key feature of modern evidence-based medicine, guidelines offer the opportunity for unification and standardization of diagnostic procedures, their use guarantees the equal access of patients to medical service, and they represent a scaffold for inexperienced physicians. The implementation of guidelines also can serve as a basis in malpractice issues and can contribute to the formation of national and international health care policies. In past decades, the process of development, update, and practical application of clinical guidelines has been seriously improved; however, certain limitations still exist, namely cost-effectiveness issues, editorial independence, applicability, accessibility, and external validity. This contribution discusses the advantages and the drawbacks in the use and the development of medical guidelines, emphasizing future perspectives and challenges in the development of clinical guidelines.
Razvigor Darlenski; Rositsa Dencheva; Jana Kazandjieva; Dobrin Svinarov; Nikolaï Tsankov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in dermatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1879-1131     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Dermatol.     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-27     Completed Date:  2010-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406412     Medline TA:  Clin Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  558-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University-Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Dermatology / standards*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Practice Guidelines as Topic*

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