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Table 1 Relevance of Canadian clinical guidelines for the treatment of patients with multiple conditions.

From: Canadian guidelines for clinical practice: an analysis of their quality and relevance to the care of adults with comorbidity

  No. of guidelines (%)
Issues addressed  
   Guideline addressed treatment for older patients 8 (50)
   Guideline addressed treatment for patients with multiple comorbid conditions 9 (56.2)
   Guideline addressed treatment for older patients with multiple comorbid conditions 3 (18.8)
Quality of evidence  
   Quality of evidence discussed for older patients 9 (56.2)
   Quality of evidence discussed for patients with multiple comorbid conditions 12 (75.0)
   Quality of evidence discussed for older patients with comorbid conditions 3 (18.8)
Recommendations  
   Specific recommendations for patients with one comorbid condition 15 (93.8)
   Specific recommendations for patients with two comorbid conditions 3 (18.8)
   Specific recommendations for patients with more than two comorbid conditions 1 (6.2)
Burden of treatment  
   Time needed to treat to benefit from treatment in the context of life expectancy discussed 9 (56.2)
   Guideline discussed burden of comprehensive treatment on patients or caregivers 6 (37.5)
   Guideline discussed patients' financial burden 4 (25)
   Guideline discussed patients' quality of life 13 (81.2)
Patient preferences  
   Guideline discussed patients' preferences 9 (56.2)
Medication  
   Guideline discussed medications' side effects 16 (100)
   Guideline is adapted to possible medications' side effects 12 (75)
   Guideline discussed possible medications' interactions related to comorbidities 10 (62.5)