Clinical guidelines in nursing, midwifery and the therapies: a systematic review.

@article{Thomas1999ClinicalGI,
  title={Clinical guidelines in nursing, midwifery and the therapies: a systematic review.},
  author={Lois H Thomas and Elaine McColl and Nicky Cullum and N. P. Rousseau and Jennifer Soutter},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={40-50}
}
BACKGROUND While nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine (PAMs) are increasingly using clinical guidelines to reduce inappropriate variations in practice and ensure higher quality care, there have been no rigorous overviews of their effectiveness in relation to these professions. We identified 18 evaluations of guidelines which met established quality for evaluations of interventions aimed at changing professional practice. This paper describes characteristics of guidelines… CONTINUE READING

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