Published: 28 January 2021
Author(s): Giuseppe Boriani, Marco Vitolo, Deirdre A Lane, Tatjana S Potpara, Gregory YH Lip
Issue: May 2021
Section: Review Article

The history of guidelines began in 1990 when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report defining guidelines as "systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific clinical circumstances” [1]. Since the first approach, specific and rigorous methods were defined for guidelines development in order to release credible, valid and trustworthy guidelines, in line with the requirements of evidence-based medicine.


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