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ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

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Abstract

Implementing Treatment Guidelines

Author(s): Alexander L. Miller

In his important article in this issue of Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, my colleague Troy Moore, PharmD, first reviews a number of key issues in guideline development, applications, and implementation in clinical settings, with a focus on schizophrenia treatment guidelines in the United States. In the second part of the article he compares and contrasts some widely cited schizophrenia guidelines. This editorial will raise two related questions: 1) what are the essentials of guideline implementation; and, 2) how do we evaluate the impact of guideline implementation?