Clinical guidelines for chronic conditions in the European Union

A new study by a team of European researchers examines for the first time the various national practices relating to clinical guidelines. It looks at the situation in 29 European countries (the EU27, plus Norway and Switzerland) and concludes that while some countries might have made progress many others are still relying on sporadic and unclear processes. There are, however, tried and tested examples which, if shared, could assure and improve the quality of health care across Europe.