Guidelines in infectious diseases: how reliable are they?
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2013 Oct 9;
Authors: Paul M, Roilides E, Tassios PT
In the current theme issue, we have asked three expert teams to address the question of reliability of guidelines in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Reliable guidelines should provide unbiased recommendations based on the best available evidence, allowing local application in different settings. Recommendations go a step further than a simple review of the evidence, as they may incorporate preferences, considerations of cost-effectiveness, applicability in special populations, temporal and local particularities. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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