Improving the quality of health care: using international collaboration to inform guideline programmes by founding the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N).

@article{Ollenschlaeger2004ImprovingTQ,
  title={Improving the quality of health care: using international collaboration to inform guideline programmes by founding the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N).},
  author={Guenter Ollenschlaeger and Chloe R. Marshall and Sehrish Qureshi and Kitty Rosenbrand and Jack J.P.L. Burgers and Marjukka M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Jonathan Slutsky},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          455-60
        }
}
Clinical practice guidelines are regarded as powerful tools to achieve effective health care. Although many countries have built up experience in the development, appraisal, and implementation of guidelines, until recently there has been no established forum for collaboration at an international level. As a result, in different countries seeking similar goals and using similar strategies, efforts have been unnecessarily duplicated and opportunities for harmonisation lost because of the lack of… CONTINUE READING

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