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Clinical practice guidelines in oncology—achievements and challenges

Clinical practice guidelines in oncology—achievements and challenges editorial memo (2012) 5:87–89 DOI 10.1007/s12254-012-0015-2 Clinical practice guidelines in oncology— achievements and challenges Günther Gastl Received: 20 April 2012 / Accepted: 27 April 2012 / Published online: 30 May 2012 © Springer-Verlag Wien 2012 The health care community relies heavily on the con- as well as on their effectiveness for decision making. tinuous translation of scientific evidence into clinical During the last two decades, the number of oncology practice guidelines (CPGs) [1]. Over the last 20 years, dif- guidelines worldwide has increased exponentially. Cli- ferent CPGs have been developed by various government nicians, patients and other stakeholders struggle with and private organizations at local, regional, national and numerous and sometimes contradictory guidelines of international levels. The U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) variable quality [7–9]. us Th , the standards for CPG deve- defines CPGs as “statements that include recommenda- lopment were introduced that can help expert panels tions intended to optimize patient care that are informed assure that recommendations are evidence based and by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of can help users identify high-quality guidelines. In this benefits and harms of alternative care options” [2]. The respect, the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology Springer Journals

Clinical practice guidelines in oncology—achievements and challenges

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Medicine/Public Health, general; Oncology
ISSN
1865-5041
eISSN
1865-5076
DOI
10.1007/s12254-012-0015-2
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Abstract

editorial memo (2012) 5:87–89 DOI 10.1007/s12254-012-0015-2 Clinical practice guidelines in oncology— achievements and challenges Günther Gastl Received: 20 April 2012 / Accepted: 27 April 2012 / Published online: 30 May 2012 © Springer-Verlag Wien 2012 The health care community relies heavily on the con- as well as on their effectiveness for decision making. tinuous translation of scientific evidence into clinical During the last two decades, the number of oncology practice guidelines (CPGs) [1]. Over the last 20 years, dif- guidelines worldwide has increased exponentially. Cli- ferent CPGs have been developed by various government nicians, patients and other stakeholders struggle with and private organizations at local, regional, national and numerous and sometimes contradictory guidelines of international levels. The U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) variable quality [7–9]. us Th , the standards for CPG deve- defines CPGs as “statements that include recommenda- lopment were introduced that can help expert panels tions intended to optimize patient care that are informed assure that recommendations are evidence based and by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of can help users identify high-quality guidelines. In this benefits and harms of alternative care options” [2]. The respect, the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and

Journal

memo - Magazine of European Medical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: May 30, 2012

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