Dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines in Belgium – Health Services Research (HSR) Brussels: Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) – 21 November 2013

Posted on December 3, 2013. Filed under: Evidence Based Practice | Tags: |

Dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines in Belgium – Health Services Research (HSR) Brussels: Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) – 21 November 2013

“The objective of this study is to identify the optimal dissemination and implementation strategies for clinical guidelines in order to propose avenues for improvement in Belgium.

Sections of the scientific report

This report has three parts:
• An overview of the systematic literature reviews on the efficacy of the strategies for guideline dissemination and implementation (chapter 1);
• A qualitative study to describe the landscape of guidelines in Belgium i.e. the different organizations and the links between them (chapter 2);
• The discussion of proposals to improve the future dissemination and implementation of guidelines in Belgium, with an involvement of representatives of major associations at stake (chapter 3). ”

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Clinical guidelines for chronic conditions in the European Union – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – 2013

Posted on September 20, 2013. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt | Tags: , |

Clinical guidelines for chronic conditions in the European Union – European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – 2013

Edited by Helena Legido-Quigley, Dimitra Panteli, Josip Car, Martin McKee and Reinhard Busse
2013, xxviii + 229 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 0021 5

“Chronic noncommunicable diseases make up a large part of the burden of disease and make a huge call on health systems’ resources. Clinical guidelines are one of the ways European countries have tried to respond and to ensure a long-term perspective in managing them and addressing their determinants. This book explores those guidelines and whether they actually affect processes of care and patients’ health outcomes. It analyses:

the regulatory basis, the actors involved and processes used in developing clinical guidelines across Europe;
innovative methods for cost-effective prevention of common risk factors, developing coordinated patient-centred care and stimulating integrated research;
the strategies used to disseminate and implement clinical guidelines in various contexts; and
the effectiveness of their utilization.

This study reviews for the first time the various national practices relating to clinical guidelines in 29 European countries (the European Union (EU), Norway and Switzerland). It shows that, while some have made impressive progress, many are still relying on sporadic and unclear processes. The level of sophistication, quality and transparency of guideline development varies substantially across the region, even when the system for producing guidelines is well established. There are nevertheless clear examples that – if shared – can assure and improve quality of care across Europe.”

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Inclusion Criteria [for clinical practice guidelines to be included in the US National Guideline Clearinghouse] – June 2013 Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualit

Posted on June 11, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , , , , |

Inclusion Criteria [for clinical practice guidelines to be included in the US National Guideline Clearinghouse] – June 2013  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“Effective June 2014, NGC will employ the 2011 definition of clinical practice guideline developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).1

Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.

For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. We invite you to send your comments to info@guideline.gov.

Revised Criteria for Inclusion of Clinical Practice Guidelines in NGC

Effective June 2014: In order for NGC to accept a submitted clinical practice guideline, the guideline must meet all the criteria below. In addition to the guideline, developers must provide NGC with documentation of the underlying systematic review*.”

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Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Video Series Primer – Health Council of Canada – 2012

Posted on December 4, 2012. Filed under: Evidence Based Practice | Tags: , |

Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Video Series Primer – Health Council of Canada – 2012
 
“The Health Council of Canada has developed a series of videos to provide an overview of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in Canada through the eyes of those who design, disseminate, and use them.

CPGs are evidence-based recommendations that help health care professionals make better clinical decisions. When designed and used properly, CPGs can play an important role in the Canadian health care system.

These videos are meant to offer greater insight into what CPGs are, how they are used, how they are disseminated and implemented, and what impact they can have.”

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From Innovation to Action: The First Report of the Health Care Innovation Working Group – The Council of the Federation – 26 July 2012

Posted on August 28, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Workforce | Tags: , , |

From Innovation to Action: The First Report of the Health Care Innovation Working Group – The Council of the Federation – 26 July 2012

Extract from the news release:

“This work focuses on practical innovations that each province and territory can put to use to enhance patient care and improve value for taxpayers. The recommendations presented today to Premiers, that provinces and territories intend to implement as they deem appropriate to their health care system, include:

  • promoting the adoption of clinical practice guidelines for treating heart disease and diabetes;
  • pursuing a number of team based models to increase access for Canadians, such as the Collaborative Emergency Centres Model and other models listed in the report;
  • sharing information on health human resources management and supply;
  • improving communication about health human resources labour markets; and
  • having the Working Group monitor the progress made on the initiatives contained in this first report.”

 

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Funding and performance on clinical guidelines. The cases of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – RAND – April 2012

Posted on April 24, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Chronic Disease Mgmt, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Respiratory Medicine | Tags: , , , |

Funding and performance on clinical guidelines. The cases of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – RAND – April 2012

by Emmanuel Hassan, Helen Ridsdale, Jonathan Grant, Susan Guthrie

“In September 2009, the United Kingdom (UK) Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health (England) commissioned RAND Europe to investigate the characteristics of research cited in two UK clinical guidelines: Dementia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

The exploratory work is part of an overall drive among funders to understand better how research reaches policy and practice.

The objectives of our exploratory study were to understand the following questions.

What are the characteristics of publications cited in these clinical guidelines?
On those papers with a UK affiliation, who funded the research cited in these clinical guidelines?

This report presents the findings of our work, based on the two guidelines.”

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Infection: prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care – NICE – 28 March 2012

Posted on March 28, 2012. Filed under: Infection Control | Tags: , |

Infection: prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care – NICE – 28 March 2012

Clinical guidelines, CG139 – Issued: March 2012

“This clinical guideline (published March 2012) updates and replaces NICE clinical guideline 2 (published June 2003). It offers evidence-based advice on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care. New and updated recommendations address areas in which clinical practice for preventing healthcare-associated infections in primary and community care has changed, where the risk of healthcare-associated infections is greatest, and where the evidence has changed.”

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Here’s a really NICE app – 21 March 2012

Posted on March 21, 2012. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Here’s a really NICE app – 21 March 2012

Chris Thorne

“A nice NICE app

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has created an app to give healthcare professionals “quick and easy” access to its recommendations and guidance.

The free app, called NICE Guidance, is available to download now for users of Android and iPhone smartphones, and features more than 760 guidelines, including information on hypertension and stroke.

Jane Gizbert, communications director at NICE said: “For the first time, doctors, nurses and other users of NICE guidance will be able to access recommendations wherever they are.

“The app will provide offline access to all guidance products, including clinical guidelines, public health guidance, technology appraisals, interventional procedures guidance, medical technology and diagnostics guidance.”

NICE is an independent organisation responsible for evaluating drugs and other health interventions. It provides national guidance and standards on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

The organisation said it had developed the app in response to demand from clinicians and other users of its guidance.

Guidelines are arranged by clinical or public health topic, and the app will be automatically updated when it is open and access to the internet is available, so that new guidance and changes are incorporated.

Users can bookmark sections for easy access, and email sections to themselves and colleagues. Users can also adjust font size to make it easier to read.

“This is the first in a series of proposed app developments from NICE, which will eventually cover medicines and prescribing information, NICE Pathways and other NICE products,” said Gizbert.

The app works on Android Smartphones, Apple iPhones and iPod touches running iOS 4.3 and above. Users have been able to download the app from Apple’s iStore and the Android market since yesterday (20 March).”

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Revised guidance on Clostridium difficile issued – Department of Health [UK] – 6 March 2012

Posted on March 8, 2012. Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Pathology | Tags: |

Revised guidance on Clostridium difficile issued – Department of Health [UK] – 6 March 2012

“The Department today issued revised guidance on how to test, report and manage C. difficile infections.  In particular, the new guidance will help healthcare providers by identifying which two types of tests, which when used in combination, will deliver the most accurate results for C. difficile infection testing.

The guidance includes a testing algorithm that provides a step-by-step means of optimising performance, with the ability to clinically categorise patients with much greater accuracy.

It sets out:”

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Caring for people who sniff petrol or other volatile substances: a quick reference guide for health workers – NHMRC – September 2011

Posted on February 27, 2012. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Alcohol & Drug Dep. | Tags: , |

Caring for people who sniff petrol or other volatile substances: a quick reference guide for health workers – NHMRC – September 2011

ISBN Print: 1864965223  ISBN Online: 1864965231

“This quick reference guide contains information about how to care for people who deliberately become intoxicated by inhaling vapours from solvents, gases or aerosols (often called sniffing, bagging, huffing or chroming). People sniff for different reasons, just as people get drunk for different reasons. Sniffable products include petrol, paint stripper and other products used in building and plumbing, glue, nail polish remover, fuel gas, lighter fluid, spray paint and other spray cans.

This guide is a summary of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) consensus-based clinical practice guideline for the management of volatile substance use in Australia (‘full guideline’).1 It is designed for quick reference by general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal health workers, alcohol and other drug workers, and allied health professionals. Use the full guideline if you need more detailed information.

The clinical guideline provides mainly consensus-based recommendations, because there is not enough high-level evidence to make evidence-based recommendations. The guideline also provides practice points on some additional topics that were not included in the clinical questions answered by the guideline.”

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Service user experience in adult mental health – NICE Guideline [UK] – 14 December 2011

Posted on December 16, 2011. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Service user experience in adult mental health – NICE Guideline [UK] – 14 December 2011

“This clinical guidance offers evidence-based advice on ensuring a good experience of care for people who use adult NHS mental health services.

We have also published a quality standard describing high-quality care for adults using mental health services in the NHS in England.”

Quality standard for service user experience in adult mental health – NICE

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Consensus-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Volatile Substance Use in Australia – NHMRC – 28 October 2011

Posted on October 31, 2011. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep. | Tags: , , |

Consensus-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Volatile Substance Use in Australia – NHMRC – 28 October 2011

“The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, and Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, today welcomed Australia’s first Consensus-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Volatile Substance Use in Australia, and a quick-reference summary, to support heath workers treating clients in this challenging area.

Volatile substance use (VSU) – inhaling solvents, gases and aerosols for intoxication – is a significant problem in some Australian communities.

Mr Butler said people who use volatile substances, such as petrol or glue, often have special needs not met by conventional drug and alcohol treatment strategies.

“Health professionals working in metropolitan, rural and remote communities now have a clinical practice guideline that provides a planned approach to identify, assess and treat people who use volatile substances,” Mr Butler said.

“This means that the best quality clinical information is now easily accessible to general practitioners, health workers, as well as other clinicians.”

Mr Snowdon said the short and long term consequences of substance use can be devastating not only for the individual and their family, but also for their community.”  … continues on the site

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Procedures and requirements for meeting the 2011 NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines

Posted on August 22, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Evidence Based Practice | Tags: , , |

Procedures and requirements for meeting the 2011 NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines 
 
Extract from the synopsis of publication

“The 2011 NHMRC Standard replaces the NHMRC standards and procedures for externally developed guidelines (2007) will apply to all guidelines seeking NHMRC approval which have commenced development after 1 January 2011.

NHMRC procedures and requirements to meet the 2011 NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines – Summary for developers

A summary document, including a list of what has changed compared to the 2007 NHMRC Standard, has also been prepared.

National Health and Medical Research Council. Procedures and requirements for meeting the 2011
NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines. Melbourne: National Health and Medical Research Council; 2011.

National Health and Medical Research Council. Procedures and requirements for meeting the 2011
NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines – Summary for developers. Melbourne: National Health and Medical Research Council; 2011.

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