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Acta Médica Peruana

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ALVA DIAZ, Carlos et al. Clinical practice guidelines: evolution, methodology of elaboration and current definitions. Acta méd. Peru [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.4, pp.317-322. ISSN 1728-5917.

Clinical practice guidelines are one of the main tools used by modern health systems and health professionals who practice evidence-based medicine. They are instruments used to benefit the patient and have a positive impact on health systems. Its development has evolved into reliable and widely used tools, and several concepts have been included in health recommendations: effectiveness, safety, cost-effectiveness, equity and a person-centered approach. Also, development of methodologies proposed for its elaboration and quality evaluation: AGREE, ADAPTE, GRADE among others. This paper reviews the aspects of the evolution of clinical practice guideline, methodology of elaboration and the current definition for its use as tools for the practice of evidence-based medicine

Keywords : Practice guideline; Evidence-based medicine; Health systems.

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