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Practice Guidelines

"Clinical practice guidelines are statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options."

This definition is from: Institute of Medicine (US). Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2011.

Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research scientists, research associates and external colleagues have developed or critically appraised guidelines as components of various projects, including the OPTIMa Collaboration and the Global Spine Care Initiative. Currently,  the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) produces guidelines, guideline summaries and care pathways. Led by Dr. Carol Cancelliere and supported byIDRR research associates and administrative staff, the CCGI's mission is "to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and best practice recommendations, and facilitate their dissemination and implementation within the chiropractic profession".  View the CCGI publications list.

Below is a list of articles on guidelines published by  IDRR/CCGI researchers and colleagues.