Mistrust of clinical guidelines

NICE accredits guidelines using international AGREE criteria

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4771 (Published 30 July 2013)
Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4771

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

  1. Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive1,
  2. Mark Baker, director, Centre for Clinical Practice1
  1. 1National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, London SW1A 2BU, UK
  1. gillian.leng{at}nice.org.uk

Guidelines are systematically developed statements designed to inform practitioners: they are not rules. They are designed to inform patient care by bringing together all the available evidence on a particular topic, but they do not replace the need for individualised patient care and will never apply in all situations. They provide a …

Get access to this article and all of bmj.com for the next 14 days

Sign up for a 14 day free trial today

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription or payment. Please log in or subscribe below.

Article access

Article access for 1 day

Purchase this article for £20 $30 €32*

The PDF version can be downloaded as your personal record

* Prices do not include VAT

THIS WEEK'S POLL