Clinical guidelines

Modern clinical guidelines identify, summarize and evaluate the highest quality evidence and most current data about prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy including dosage of medications, risk/benefit and cost-effectiveness.

One of the primary goals of the NOF (Strategic Plan 2010) is a better quality of care of our patients. To achieve this the NOF wants to collect, combine and exchange (evidence based) guidelines of each individual country for common use.

On this webpage international sources of clinical guidelines are summarized. 

International sources for clinical guidelines
< NICE clinical guidelines (United Kingdom) > 
< NICE clinical guidelines (United Kingdom); musculoskeletal >
< NICE clinical guidelines (United Kingdom); accidents & wounds > 
< TRIP database (a meta-search engine covering 150 health resources including MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, and a variety of guidelines) >
< Orthoevidence Team @ McMaster University, Ontario, Canada >
< Clinical Practice Guidelines (USA) >

Congresses, Courses and Meetings

Coming events

Past events

  • NOF Congresses

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NOF Member Countries






  The Netherlands




Acta Orthopaedica, current issue
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Invitation for the General Assembly of the NOF Thursday June 14th, 4.45 PM, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Update Acta Orthopaedica 2018
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Registration open now! 59th NOF Congress 13-15 June 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Registration is open: Spinal Instructional Course in Reykjavik, Iceland
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NOF Congress Grant for residents and young orthopaedic surgeons; submission period is closed
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NOF supports and facilitates Instructional Courses of member country societies
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