General information

The guidelines are available as Quick Reference Guides and Full Guidelines. Both versions are held in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) (info) cross-platform format.

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Several of the more recent guidelines are also available in HTML format, these do not require the Acrobat PDF viewer and can be read online.

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The Quick Reference Guides and the Guidelines from which they are derived, are not intended to be construed or to serve as standards of medical care, further details about the guidelines are available.

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