Diagnosis of heart failure in primary care: an assessment of international guidelines
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Diagnosis of heart failure in primary care: an assessment of international guidelines. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE, 51 (466). pp. 384-386. ISSN 0960-1643Full text not available from this repository.
An appraisal of published, peer-reviewed guidelines, in terms of their development methodologies and clinical effectiveness, was undertaken using a published and validated appraisal tool. Electronic databases revealed 13 guidelines on heart failure but only seven of these referred to diagnosis. The quality of the published guidelines was variable but there was consensus over the main symptoms and diagnostic tests, although only two symptoms were mentioned in all guidelines. Only two guidelines scored greater than 50% for rigour of development.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE|
|Publisher:||ROYAL COLL GENERAL PRACTITIONERS|
|Official Date:||May 2001|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 384-386|
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