Current Care Guidelines in English
Current Care Guidelines are independent, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. These national guidelines cover important issues related to Finnish health, medical treatment as well as prevention of diseases.
Working group set up by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Finnish Gynaecological Association and the Finnish Association for General Practice
Published 29.9.2016, partially updated 27.4.2017
Kankaanranta, H., Harju, T., Kilpeläinen, M., Mazur, W., Lehto, J. T., Katajisto, M., Peisa, T., Meinander, T. and Lehtimäki, L. (2015), Diagnosis and Pharmacotherapy of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Finnish Guidelines. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, 116: 291–307. doi: 10.1111/bcpt.12366
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015
Working group set up by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Society for Rheumatology
Working group set up by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim and the Finnish Dental Society Apollonia
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Ophthalmological Society of Finland and the Departments of Eye Diseases (Ophthalmology) of the Finnish Hospital Districts
2016 | PDF
Periodontitis ("gum disease")
2018 | PDF
Smart to Avoid Recommendations (Vältä viisaasti -suositukset)
It is possible to improve the effectiveness, productivity and safety of healthcare if out of date and practices not supported by evidence are systematically discontinued.
To support smart diagnostic procedures and care decisions, the Current Care editorial staff defined a process for developing Smart to Avoid Recommendations and piloted the development of these recommendations in the autumn of 2016. The development of the Smart to Avoid Recommendations is ongoing.
Read more about the Smart to Avoid Recommendations (in Finnish)