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Definition

customized clinical guideline

 

This is a concrete item and can be implemented directly

Term: protocol; 
Plural: protocols; 

Notes

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

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.

Diagrammatic representation

Simple graph - protocol

Required associations

Optional associations

a number of care plans implements a number of protocols

Generalisations

    clinical guideline
protocol

Specialisations

protocol