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International accessibility of clinical practice guidelines in Physical Therapy makes it possible for Physical Therapists to use guidelines as a reference for treating their patients. At a national level, countries could endorse guidelines, and adjust guidelines to their local situation if necessary. It also makes international collaboration possible in further development and in the updating process of guidelines.

Tuesday 18 December 2007
Tuesday 18 December 2007 - 19:25:02
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Just distributing guidelines isn’t enough
Posted by Rob in Extended Scope
Distributing guidelines is not enough to change the behaviour of health care professionals. More is needed to make sure this happens, for example, a combination of courses, individualized instructions about the guideline and feedback. Researchers from NIVEL (the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research) have published their findings in an article in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

Evidence-based
Decisions on patient care are based increasingly on scientific evidence. This is why more and more evidence-based guidelines are being issued for the care of various groups of patients. However, not every health care professional follows these guidelines. Because a great deal is already known about their implementation, researchers at NIVEL made a selection of scientific publications on this subject and conducted a systematic review.
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