Why Guidelines Should Be Waged Like War 1

Here’s a modest proposal: we need fewer and shorter guidelines. In fact, I’d like to propose that guidelines, like war, should be waged only when there is absolute consensus and overwhelming evidence.

Anyone interested in the subject is aware that guidelines are in a complete mess.

Click here to read the full post on Forbes.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 707

United Nations Security Council Resolution 707 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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One comment

  1. Guidelines should be like labels: address ONLY the population studied, the intervention studied, and the outcome studied. “Delphic” guidelines are not useful in practice, but quite useful for med mal lawyers.

    We need to stop pretending to know things that are actually opinions. Share opinions, but don’t make them laws.

    This will, of course, threaten the egos of the leaders of the guideline industry, but will serve patients and doctors much better.

    Then we need to COLLECT the data we currently think we know!

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