A comparison of guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia.

  title={A comparison of guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia.},
  author={Karen K. Milner and Marcia Valenstein},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={53 7},
Although the clinical and administrative rationales for the use of guidelines in the treatment of schizophrenia are convincing, meaningful implementation has been slow. Guideline characteristics themselves influence whether implementation occurs. The authors examine three widely distributed guidelines and one set of algorithms to compare characteristics that are likely to influence implementation, including their degree of scientific rigor, comprehensiveness, and clinical applicability (ease of… CONTINUE READING

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