A comparison of clinical practice guidelines for proximal femoral fracture

Kearns, R.J., Moss, L. and Kinsella, J. (2013) A comparison of clinical practice guidelines for proximal femoral fracture. Anaesthesia, 68(2), pp. 159-166. (doi:10.1111/anae.12076)

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Abstract

Clinical practice guidelines are designed to assist clinical decision-making by summarising evidence and forming recommendations. The number of available guidelines is vast and they vary in relevance and quality. We reviewed guidelines relevant to the management of a patient with a fractured neck of femur and explored similarities and conflicts between recommendations. As guidelines are often produced in response to an area of clinical uncertainty, recommendations differ. This can result in a situation where the management of a particular clinical problem will depend upon which guideline is followed. We explore the reasons for such differences.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kearns, Dr Rachel and Kinsella, Professor John and Moss, Miss Laura
Authors: Kearns, R.J., Moss, L., and Kinsella, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Anaesthesia
ISSN:0003-2409
Published Online:05 November 2012

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