Ignored guidelines costing millions: NHMRC

Clinical guidelines often fail to make the grade and sit on shelves unread, a scathing report from the NHMRC suggests.

Australia has hundreds of clinical guidelines costing up to $1.6 million apiece to draw up, but many are not fit for purpose, according to a review from the body that sets the standards for guidelines.

In its 2014 Annual Report on Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines, the NHMRC found there were &ldquo