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Can Australia's clinical practice guidelines be trusted?

Sandeep Reddy and Sally E Herring
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (9): 475. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00129
Published online: 18 May 2015

To the Editor: In response to the news article from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) published recently in the Journal,1 we would like to highlight a generally neglected facet of the clinical guidelines discussion: acceptability. While it is clearly critical for clinical guidelines development to adopt a thorough and transparent process, it is equally important to focus on the end user.2 Many good quality clinical guidelines lay unused because they ignore practitioner requirements, including practical, design and context-specific needs.3

  • Sandeep Reddy
  • Sally E Herring

  • Flinders University, Alice Springs, NT.


Competing interests:

We are part of a project, funded by the Australian Government, to develop clinical practice guidelines for remote health care practitioners.

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