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Klinische Leitlinien: ein mehrdeutiger Begriff mit potenziell unerwarteten juristischen Konsequenzen


Ulyte, Agne; Vokinger, Kerstin Noëlle; Dressel, Holger (2019). Klinische Leitlinien: ein mehrdeutiger Begriff mit potenziell unerwarteten juristischen Konsequenzen. Praxis, 108(10):673-677.

Abstract

Clinical Practice Guidelines: An Ambiguous Term With Potentially Unexpected Legal Consequences The term "Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)" is not applied consistently in Switzerland. The FMH published a definition in 1999. However, documents not corresponding to the definition are sometimes also called CPG, while those corresponding to it are sometimes titled with other terms, such as "(klinische) Richtlinien", "Empfehlungen" or "Stellungnahmen". This heterogeneity in terminology could lead to clinical uncertainty and potentially unintended (or at least unpredicted) legal consequences. Ill-defined CPG could lead to inappropriate use of these documents in criminal, civil and public law procedures. On the other hand, an agreement on a unified use of the CPG terms would help to improve their quality and legal certainty.

Abstract

Clinical Practice Guidelines: An Ambiguous Term With Potentially Unexpected Legal Consequences The term "Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)" is not applied consistently in Switzerland. The FMH published a definition in 1999. However, documents not corresponding to the definition are sometimes also called CPG, while those corresponding to it are sometimes titled with other terms, such as "(klinische) Richtlinien", "Empfehlungen" or "Stellungnahmen". This heterogeneity in terminology could lead to clinical uncertainty and potentially unintended (or at least unpredicted) legal consequences. Ill-defined CPG could lead to inappropriate use of these documents in criminal, civil and public law procedures. On the other hand, an agreement on a unified use of the CPG terms would help to improve their quality and legal certainty.

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Other titles:Clinical Practice Guidelines: An Ambiguous Term With Potentially Unexpected Legal Consequences
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Medicine
Language:German
Date:August 2019
Deposited On:17 Oct 2019 07:20
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 11:28
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:1661-8157
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-8157/a003278
PubMed ID:31387494

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