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Patient Management and Treatment Guidelines

Rationale

To optimize treatment of many common diseases and promote more uniform approaches to specific aspects of patient care, experts in medical specialties increasingly generate treatment guidelines based on data from randomized trials.

Even when the primary treatment is determined by a clinical research protocol, supportive care for seriously ill patients may benefit from guidelines developed by institute and center specialists.

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The medical staff will have access to treatment guidelines endorsed by national organizations.

We encourage investigators and consultants, when appropriate, to consider practice guidelines in developing their recommendations for patient management.

In addition, we encourage multi-specialty teams to develop patient management and treatment guidelines for supportive care of patients in clinical research protocols that are based on clinical trial data and expert opinions.

 


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