Clinical practice guideline
Guideline developed to help health care professionals and patients make decisions about screening, prevention, or treatment of a specific health condition.
A strategy for changing clinician behavior. Systematically developed statements or recommendations to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. They present indications for performing a test, procedure, or intervention, or the proper management for specific clinical problems. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies, institutions, organizations such as professional societies or governing boards, or by convening expert panels.
A systematically developed statement to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for one or more specific clinical circumstances. The development of clinical practice guidelines can be considered to be a particular type of health technology assessment (HTA) or it can be considered to be one of the types of policy-making that is informed or supported by HTA.