Clinical practice guidelines are documents prepared with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. Modern medical guidelines are based on an examination of current evidence within the paradigm of evidence-based medicine and are based on a systematic review of the literature. They usually include summarized consensus statements on best practice in healthcare. A healthcare provider is obliged to know the medical guidelines of his or her profession, and has to decide whether or not to follow the recommendations of a guideline for an individual treatment.
In this section, which is the most frequently “visited", several recently published Clinical practice guideline articles on different topics have been included, all free access. All articles included in the following sections have been put in order according the publication year.