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From Research to Evidence to Context: Implementing and Using Guidelines as Decision Aids to Personalise Care

  • Trisha Dunning
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Abstract

  • Clinical guidelines represent the distillation of available evidence into recommendations—they are essentially a form of consensus.

  • Guidelines may not address important contextual issues for organisations or individuals.

  • Guidelines must be contextualised to relevant organisations, clinical situations and individual older people with diabetes to be useful.

  • Unless we ask the ‘right’ questions we are likely to miss contextual and other issues that are essential to personalised care.

  • It is necessary to identify the unique elements of an organisation or an individual’s life to consider context.

  • The Knowledge to Action framework can be used to implement guidelines in most practice settings/organisational context. Shared decision-making can help identify the person’s unique context.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Barwon Health PartnershipDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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