Intended for healthcare professionals

Comment: Guidelines – they get everywhere!

There was a time when doctors were able to consider a problem, and then, drawing on their education, training and experience, recommend a treatment without fear of challenge or contradiction. Those days are long gone. We are now subjects of scrutiny, and while this has benefits when it comes to reining in the maverick, it does make life more pedestrian. However, at least we do not need to think too hard, as once the diagnosis is established, the guidelines provide a recipe to follow.
Dermatology in practice 2015; 21(1): 3–3
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