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A guideline is intended to assist healthcare professionals in the choice of disease-specific treatments.

Clinical judgement should be exercised on the applicability of any guideline, influenced by individual patient characteristics. Clinicians should be mindful of the potential for harmful polypharmacy and increased susceptibility to adverse drug reactions in patients with multiple morbidities or frailty.

If, after discussion with the patient or carer, there are good reasons for not following a guideline, it is good practice to record these and communicate them to others involved in the care of the patient.


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Acute / All Inpatient
Board Wide

Last reviewed: 17 September 2018

Next review: 17 September 2021

Author(s): Colin Bell

Version: 3

Author Email(s): [email protected]

Approved By: Emergency Care & Medical Services Clinical Governance Forum

Document Id: 20