A Patient Looks at Lyme Disease and Guidelines.

October 18th, 2010 by LymeWorks

New! 10/18/2010

The pitfalls that plague clinical practice guidelines writing committees are explained in an opinion piece,  Medical Guidelines: Clinical Consensus or Misused Mandates? which appears in the Fall 2010 issue of the Lyme Times. This short piece was extracted from a longer paper titled “A Patient Looks at Lyme Disease and Guidelines.”

What physicians need to know about Lyme disease can be found in A Patient Looks at Lyme Disease and Guidelines. (One hundred thirty-two citations are just what the doctor ordered!)

Some of the medical terminology in the 18-page paper may be off-putting for average readers. Don’t despair! After reading this paper even those with no medical background will understand why Lyme disease treatment is controversial. Key issues in the battle over Lyme disease, such as testing and the misuse of surveillance case criteria are explained.

Click here to download A Patient Looks at Lyme Disease and Guidelines.

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