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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Formal statement about defined tasks or functions in clinical practice

What are Clinical practice Guidelines?

Clinical Practice Guidelines or CPGs are guidelines produced by healthcare organization and professional bodies. CPGs are formal statement about defined tasks or functions in clinical practice, such as desirable diagnostic tests or the optimal treatment regimens for specific diagnoses; generally based on best available evidence.

Stedman, Thomas Lathrop, 1853-1938. (2008). Stedman's medical dictionary (6th ed., pp. 321). Philadelphia, P.A.:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.