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Descriptor English: Guideline
Descriptor Spanish: Guía
Descriptor Portuguese: Guia
Descriptor French: Directives
Tree number(s): V02.515
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016431
Scope note: Work consisting of a set of statements, directions, or principles presenting current or future rules or policy. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, organizations such as professional societies or governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form, but it is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any discipline or activity. This concept relates to the general conduct and administration of health care activities rather than to specific decisions for a particular clinical condition. For that aspect, PRACTICE GUIDELINE is available.
Annotation: this heading is used as a Publication Type; for original specific guidelines unrelated to healthcare; a different heading GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is used for general design, methodology, economics, etc of guidelines
History Note: 2008(1991)
DeCS ID: 29636
Unique ID: D016431
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/23
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Guideline - Preferred
Concept UI M0025120
Scope note Work consisting of a set of statements, directions, or principles presenting current or future rules or policy. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, organizations such as professional societies or governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form, but it is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any discipline or activity. This concept relates to the general conduct and administration of health care activities rather than to specific decisions for a particular clinical condition. For that aspect, PRACTICE GUIDELINE is available.
Preferred term Guideline



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