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CAN stands for Clinical Algorithm Nosology

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No technique has been described for determining objectively the degree of similarity between alternative guidelines for the same clinical problem. The authors describe the development of the Clinical Algorithm Nosology.
The clinical algorithm nosology: A method for comparing algorithmic guidelines. Med Decis Making (1992) by Pearson SD, Margolis CZ, S Davis, Schreier LK, Gottlieb LK.
Wabitsch, in his efforts to achieve reproducible, clinically flexible and applicable guidelines, developed a systematic procedure to tailor guidelines to specific settings. Doing this, he compared two modified guidelines with a global one, but he did not consider harm [3]. Because of the impact guidelines may have on clinical practice, Pearson et al. proposed a method to develop, use and compare them [8]. This methodology-the Clinical Algorithm Nosology.
A group of local experts in each country used a nominal group process to modify the global program on AIDS (GPA) guidelines for local use. Semantic analysis techniques, known as clinical algorithm nosology.