Use of guidelines should be evaluated in randomised controlled trials

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7210.643 (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:643
  1. John R Kirwan, consultant and reader in rheumatology
  1. Rheumatology Unit, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW

    EDITOR—It remains to be proved whether implementing guidelines for the prevention of corticosteroid induced osteoporosis will be of benefit overall. The editorial by Lips1 encouraging the adoption of the UK Consensus Group's guidelines2 is …

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