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Clinical guidelines: what can we do to increase their use?

Richard Grol and Heather Buchan
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (6): 301-302.
Published online: 18 September 2006

Strategies to close the gap between development and implementation of guidelines

In the past decade, evidence-based clinical guidelines have become a major feature of health care. Researchers and clinicians in many countries have established programs to summarise the evidence for managing specific health problems and to disseminate practice guidelines.

  • Richard Grol1
  • Heather Buchan2

  • 1 Centre for Quality of Care Research (WOK), Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • 2 National Institute of Clinical Studies, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: r.grol@wok.umcn.nl

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