SIGN2016-12-06T01:25:59+00:00

SIGN 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE 

The Scottish equivalent of NICE–National Institute for Clinical Excellence (UK), which was established in 1993 by the Academy of Royal Colleges and their Faculties in Scotland and approved by NHS Evidence, to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for NHSScotland, and protocols for treating certain diseases and conditions–e.g., diabetes and back pain. 

Whilst SIGN and NICE are functionally similar, they differ based on topics, evaluation of evidence, economics and stakeholder consultation

Abbreviation for Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

References www.datadictionaryadmin.scot.nhs.uk/isddd/1909.html
www.pmetb.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=632

www.nice.org.uk/nhsevidence/ BMJ 2009;339:b4388

www.sign.ac.uk/methodology/comparison.html 

 

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