Formal designations of levels of quality defined by industry, occupational groups, or governmental bodies.
Application of standards as they relate to clinical and translational science ranges from laboratory testing procedures to facility operations, with the goal of improving patient and public health outcomes.
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The terms “standards” and “guidelines” often co-occur and can be difficult to separate. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the phrase “Standards and Guidelines” is defined as follows: “Standards are authoritative statements that articulate minimal, acceptable, or excellent levels of performance or that describe expected outcomes in health care delivery, biomedical research and development, health care technology, or professional health care. Guidelines are statements of principles or procedures that assist professionals in ensuring quality in such areas as clinical practice, biomedical research, and health services. Practice guidelines assist the health care practitioner with patient care decisions about appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic, or other clinical procedures for specific clinical circumstances.”
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Data sources provided here serve as examples of repositories where researchers can find commonly adopted standards and the science (reports, papers, projects, etc.) on which the standards are based.
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