Guidelines and quality standards in the care of children with epilepsy

Martin Kirkpatrick (Lead / Corresponding author), Colin Dunkley

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    Abstract

    To provide quality care for children with epilepsy there is a continuing need to synthesize clinical research into forms that reflect best clinical practice. The design of evidence-based guidelines allows the gathering of this information together. This review discusses the components needed to analyze published data and produce recommendations for clinical management. Guideline implementation should be seen as an essential component that is integrated into guideline development. Robust clinical practice guidelines can also form the basis of defining quality standards that in turn should allow the development and measurement of clinical outcomes that lead to direct improvements in patient care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-337
    Number of pages11
    JournalNeurologic Clinics
    Volume34
    Issue number2
    Early online date8 Mar 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2016

    Keywords

    • Children
    • Epilepsy
    • Guidelines
    • Health services
    • Quality standards

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