[Adaptation of clinical practice guidelines--the example of cantonal Diabetes Program].

Titre[Adaptation of clinical practice guidelines--the example of cantonal Diabetes Program].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHerzig, L, Chappuis, A, Camain, J-Y, Burnand, B, Jotterand, S
JournalRev Med Suisse
Date Published2012 May 16
Mots-clésDiabetes Mellitus, Guideline Adherence, Humans, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Regional Medical Programs, Switzerland

With the growing number of scientific publications, practitioners can use scientific knowledge synthesis, including Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). The practical use of a CPG implies considering the context, that is the local healthcare system and the patient. Thus, the CPG can never replace the expertise of the practitioner! Diabetes is a wide public health issue and the canton of Vaud established the cantonal Diabetes Program (cDP), to optimize the care of diabetic patients. The cDP has many projects including the adaptation of reliable CPG to local needs. We present the pros and cons of the CPG in the cDP and the methods to adapt it to the regional healthcare context, and also at an individual level.

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Alternate JournalRev Med Suisse
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3266
PubMed ID22730640


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