For Medical Practitioners
SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines
The SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines assist health care providers in the appropriate management of their patients.
Clinical practice guidelines are evidence based statements that include recommendations intended to optimise patient care and assist health care practitioners to make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Clinical practice guidelines should assist clinicians and patients in shared decision making.
(This definition is based on the definition developed by the Institute of Medicine in 2011 and used by the National Guideline Clearinghouse from June 2014 onwards).
SA Health Clinical Guidelines are updated and new guidelines added regularly and can be accessed via the SA Health website:
A web page that provides easy access to the Perinatal Practice Guidelines, Neonatal Medication Guidelines and Paediatric Clinical Guidelines can be accessed via the following link:
last modified: 28 Mar 2018