Guidelines: For quality and safety

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Guidelines support doctors in their decisions, to ensure optimal medical care for patients.


The systematic action-on recommendations help to achieve greater quality and safety in medicine.

The DGOU Guidelines Secretary

The  Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterDGOU guidelines secretary organises for regular revision of the guidelines. As such, methodical recommendations based on scientific evidence must be reviewed and adapted. In parallel to this, new guidelines on further clinical topics from the field of orthopaedics and trauma surgery are created.

More than 60 guidelines in the O&U field

To this day, the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU) has created and made available more than 60 different guidelines in diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries in the field of O&U. They were developed from within the parent-associations of the DGOU: the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOOC) and the German Trauma Society (DGU).


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Here you can find the current guidelines from the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC), as well as guidelines that are currently under review or have been registered.

Here you can find a list of current guidelines from the German Trauma Society (DGU) as well as an overview of DGU guidelines that are currently under review.

Seminars on the creation and updating of guidelines

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The  Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterAssociation of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany [Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften] (AWMF) offers introductory seminars for the creation of guidelines, in cooperation with the Web Portal  Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterClinical Guide Line Services - UserGroup. The online platform supports the members responsible for guidelines in both transparent reviewing and development of guidelines, and offers help during literature research.

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