An audit of growth hormone replacement for GH-deficient adults in Scotland

Sam Philip, Isobel Howat, Maggie Carson, Anne Booth, Karen Campbell, Donna Grant, Catherine Patterson, Christopher Schofield, John Bevan, Alan Patrick, Graham Leese, John Connell

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    Abstract

    Guidelines on the clinical use of growth hormone therapy in adults were issued by the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in August 2003. We conducted a retrospective clinical audit on the use of growth hormone (GH) in Scotland to evaluate the use of these guidelines and their impact on clinical practice. The audit had two phases. In phase I, the impact of NICE criteria on specialist endocrine practice in starting and continuing GH replacement was assessed. In phase II, the reasons why some adults in Scotland with growth hormone deficiency were not on replacement therapy were evaluated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)571-576
    Number of pages6
    JournalClinical Endocrinology
    Volume78
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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