Evaluation Of The Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Appraisal of CPG The Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) is guidelines that are systematically developed and informed by the Agree II tool that evaluate the quality and development of the CPGs. (Ambulance Victoria, 2014). It is used to help and guide practitioners and patients to make decisions towards specific health issues and to implement an intervention to optimise safety and recovery. (Cecamore et al., 2011). Clinical practice variation refers to patients that are diagnosed with the same or similar health concerns, but who do not necessarily receive the same care. It reflects the differences in a person’s health status, culture or preferences. Depending on the type of health services and health consultants that patients approach, the treatment of the outcome would always vary (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2013). Furthermore CPG 's are made to reduce clinical practice variations and establish better decision making skills. AGREE II INSTRUMENT APPLIED TO THE CPG The AGREE II instrument which stands for the "Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation” was developed to analyse the variability, methodology and quality of guidelines, as well as what information and how information is reported within the guidelines. (Brouwers et al., 2010). This tool is applied to the assigned CPG "Clinical guidelines for stroke management 2010" in relation to the management, diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Stroke occurs when there are blood clots
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