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Summaries

Summaries are available on the following guidelines and protocols health topics:

Asthma - Diagnosis and Management (2010) Asthma - Diagnosis and Management (PDF 252K)
Chronic Kidney Disease (2008) Chronic Kidney Disease (PDF 192K)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2011) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (PDF 224K)
Cognitive Impairment (2008) Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly - Recognition, Diagnosis and Management (PDF 160K)
Colorectal Cancer - Screening (2013) Colorectal Screening for Cancer Prevention in Asymptomatic Patients (PDF 199K)
Colorectal Cancer - Follow-up (2013) Follow-up of Colorectal Polyps or Cancer (PDF 194K)
Diabetes (2010) Diabetes Mellitus (DM) Care (PDF 231K)
Diarrhea (2009) Infectious Diarrhea - Guideline for Ordering Stool Specimens (PDF 229K)
Frailty in Older Adults (2008) Frailty in Older Adults (PDF 261K)
Heart Failure Care (2008) Heart Failure Care (PDF 145K)
Hematuria, persistent microscopic (2009) Microscopic Hematuria (Persistent) (2009)
Full Guideline (PDF 193K)
Hypertension (2008) Hypertension - Detection, Diagnosis and Management (PDF 174K)
Iron Deficiency - Investigation and Management (2010) Iron Deficiency - Investigation and Management (in Patients of all Ages) (PDF 262K)
Osteoarthritis in Peripheral Joints (2009) Osteoarthritis in Peripheral Joints - Diagnosis and Treatment (PDF 199K)
Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Fracture Prevention (2012) Osteoporosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Fracture Prevention (PDF 368K)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (2012) Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management (PDF 482K)
Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (2012) Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack - Management and Prevention (PDF 205K)
Vitamin D (2013) Vitamin D Testing Protocol (PDF 239K)
Warfarin Therapy Management (2010) Warfarin Therapy Management in Adults (PDF 239K)
Warfarin Therapy - Management during Invasive Procedures and Surgery (2010) Warfarin Therapy - Management during Invasive Procedures and Surgery (PDF 84K)

Disclaimer The Clinical Practice Guidelines (the "Guidelines") have been developed by the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee on behalf of the Medical Services Commission. The Guidelines are intended to give an understanding of a clinical problem and outline one or more preferred approaches to the investigation and management of the problem. The Guidelines are not intended as a substitute for the advice or professional judgment of a health care professional, nor are they intended to be the only approach to the management of clinical problems.  We cannot respond to patients or patient advocates requesting advice on issues related to medical conditions. If you need medical advice, please contact a health care professional.