"It will be beneficial for the patients so that they get treatment as per the standardised guidelines. It will be beneficial for doctors as they can get away from the hassles of medico-legal cases. Hospitals would know the type of treatment and what are the requirements for consumables and drugs. This will also allow insurance experts to fulfill all norms of STGs in their healthcare packages as drafted by ICMR," said the official.
The apex medical research body has defined STGs as standard treatment schedules, standard treatment protocols or therapeutic guidelines, are systematically developed statements designed to assist practitioners and patients in making informed decisions about suitable healthcare for specific clinical conditions.
According to ICMR, these STGs are used worldwide to prevent the misuse of medicines through the improper treatment of common problems and to encourage the economically efficient and therapeutic effective usage of medicines.
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