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customized clinical guideline


This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: protocol; 
Plural: protocols; 


NOTE 1 A protocol is more precise than a clinical guideline.

NOTE 2 protocols are often presented in a formal manner with respect to the expected behaviours and roles of healthcare actors.


EXAMPLES A protocol for a heart failure in an emergency department, a protocol for treatment and follow-up of urinary infections in children in a health centre.

Required associations

Optional associations

a number of care plans implements a number of protocols


    clinical guideline



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