Guidelines summarize and evaluate all available evidence on a par- ticular issue at the time of the writing process, with the aim of assist- ing health professionals in selecting the best management strategies for an individual patient with a given condition, taking into account the impact on outcome, as well as the risk–benefit ratio of particu- lar diagnostic or therapeutic means. Guidelines and recommenda- tions should help health professionals to make decisions in their daily practice. However, the final decisions concerning an individual patient must be made by the responsible health professional(s) in consultation with the patient and caregiver as appropriate.
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