A CPG Is Born: A case study of Clinical Practice Guideline Development at a community hospital Public Deposited

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  • February 27, 2019
  • Beasley, Bethany E.
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health Leadership Program
  • This case study follows the development and codification of a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) by the OB/GYN department of a community hospital. The study discusses the history and purpose of CPGs as well as the standards for CPGs in different environments. In this case, the CPG was designed to provide evidence-based rules for the assessment of a number of “soft” risk factors in deciding whether and when to induce labor during the period of 35-38 weeks gestation. The process used to create the CPG diverged from the “gold standard” process in several ways, including the use of a narrative review of the literature, rather than a systematic review. The case study examines whether a systematic review of published research would have led to a different CPG. We found that a systematic review did not produce different guidelines from those resulting from the narrative review.
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  • Track: HC&P
  • Tolleson-Rinehart, Sue
  • Aliaga, Sofia
  • Master of Public Health
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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