Good intentions getting out of hand - is there a future for health care guidelines?

Louise H. K. Blume*, Nico J. H. W. van Weert, Jamiu O. Busari, Diana M. J. Delnoij

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To date, the focus of research on guidelines has been directed toward professionals, and hospitals have merely served as the context. Little research has been performed on the dilemmas of guideline adherence in hospitals, as a setting in which multiple professional guidelines have to be implemented simultaneously; also, it is still unclear which clinical guidelines have to be aligned with other external demands, such as rules, regulations, standards, indicators, norms, and so on. Hence, different ways of studying the issue of guideline implementation are called for.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalRisk Management and Healthcare Policy
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • guideline
  • implementation
  • development
  • standardization
  • hospital
  • adherence
  • compliance
  • external demands
  • requirements
  • regulations


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