In order to improve clinical practice, the Society charges groups of European experts with the task of creating recommendations and guidelines for clinical practice, published as Task Force Reports, or other Study Groups.
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These recommendations and guidelines clarify areas of consensus and disagreement, allowing distribution of the best possible guidance to practising physicians. See the list of ESC Guidelines Task Forces.
The Committee for Practice Guidelines or CPG considers innovative roles for the involvement of the ESC in the new health-related policies and in clinical practice, prevention, quality assurance, research programmes and health economics in cardiovascular diseases.
The CPG deals with the following activities:
The ESC Committee for Practice Guidelines has put together an ESC Guidelines Production Flowchart in 15 steps.
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Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
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