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Guidelines for evidence-based Chinese medicine clinical pathway report

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Author(s): Si-cheng Wang

Journal: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao
ISSN 1672-1977

Volume: 8;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 819;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: evidence-based medicine | Chinese medicine | clinical pathway | guidelines

ABSTRACT
Clinical pathway (CP), as a standardized approach and clinical management process for disease diagnosing and treating, is being widely used with more relevant publications reported gradually. But different forms of CP reports may prevent the evaluation and spreading of CP. The authors recommend guidelines for evidence-based Chinese medicine CP report, including 18 items which form 5 big sections, by precise item selection and rigorous expert consensus. All these items can embody the principles of Chinese medicine and comply with the requirements of the clinical practice of Chinese medicine. All above are based on synthesizing the published literature systematically and analyzing the current status in this field, also according to the characteristics of Chinese medicine and methodology requirement of evidence-based medicine.
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