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This webpage contains materials which have been collated by a body of clinicians working with Safer Care Victoria (SCV), in order to promote evidence-based practice and reduce clinical practice variation in Victoria.

The materials include clinical practice guidelines for clinicians in various fields, as well as flowcharts and other materials. The materials were developed as a general informational tool to support clinical practice by qualified health professionals. They are not a substitute for comprehensive individual clinical assessments and are not intended to constitute a comprehensive guide for treatment of patients in any particular field or generally. Moreover, information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not in any way endorse or support such therapy, service, product or treatment, whether for any individual patient, generally or otherwise.

The materials on the webpage are provided solely for the information and education purposes of qualified health professionals in Victoria. Decisions regarding treatment of patients are the sole responsibility of the treating medical professional, exercising their own clinical judgment and taking into account all of the circumstances and medical history of the patients. For the avoidance of doubt, the materials were not developed for use by patients, and patients must seek medical advice in relation to any treatment.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, the State of Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services and SCV expressly disclaim any liability to you or any third party for any loss or damage which may result from your or any third party’s use of or reliance on any information contained in the materials set out or referenced on this webpage. Additionally, and without limiting the generality of the above, the State of Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services and SCV expressly disclaim any responsibility to you or any third party for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any information contained on third party website, or for whether the information contained on those websites is suitable for your needs or the needs of any third party.

Page last updated: 19 Mar 2019

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