Thing > MedicalEntity > MedicalGuideline

Any recommendation made by a standard society (e.g. ACC/AHA) or consensus statement that denotes how to diagnose and treat a particular condition. Note: this type should be used to tag the actual guideline recommendation; if the guideline recommendation occurs in a larger scholarly article, use MedicalScholarlyArticle to tag the overall article, not this type. Note also: the organization making the recommendation should be captured in the recognizingAuthority base property of MedicalEntity.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from MedicalGuideline
evidenceLevel MedicalEvidenceLevel Strength of evidence of the data used to formulate the guideline (enumerated).
evidenceOrigin Text Source of the data used to formulate the guidance, e.g. RCT, consensus opinion, etc.
guidelineDate Date Date on which this guideline's recommendation was made.
guidelineSubject MedicalEntity The medical conditions, treatments, etc. that are the subject of the guideline.
Properties from MedicalEntity
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
code MedicalCode A medical code for the entity, taken from a controlled vocabulary or ontology such as ICD-9, DiseasesDB, MeSH, SNOMED-CT, RxNorm, etc.
guideline MedicalGuideline A medical guideline related to this entity.
medicineSystem MedicineSystem The system of medicine that includes this MedicalEntity, for example 'evidence-based', 'homeopathic', 'chiropractic', etc.
recognizingAuthority Organization If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty If applicable, a medical specialty in which this entity is relevant.
study MedicalStudy A medical study or trial related to this entity.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
ImageObject 
URL of an image of the item.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


Instances of MedicalGuideline may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
guideline MedicalEntity A medical guideline related to this entity.

More specific Types
  • MedicalGuidelineContraindication
  • MedicalGuidelineRecommendation

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    Examples

    <h1>Guidelines</h1>
    <ul>
      <li>Recommendation: NewvoDrug is indicated for initial treatment of cardiac
      failure for all adult patients. (Strong recommendation;
      Class I, based on multiple randomized clinical trials)</li>
      <li>Contraindication: cardiac failure should never be treated with
      appendectomy in adults. (Class III, standard of care)</li>
    </ul>
    
    <h1>Guidelines</h1>
    <ul>
      <li>Recommendation:
      <span itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalGuidelineRecommendation">
        <span itemprop="subject" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Drug">
          <span itemprop="name">NewvoDrug</span>
        </span>
        is indicated for initial treatment of
        <span itemprop="subject" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalCondition">
          <span itemprop="name">cardiac failure</span>
        </span>
        for all adult patients.
        (<span itemprop="recommendationStrength">Strong recommendation</span>;
        <link itemprop="evidenceLevel" href="http://schema.org/EvidenceLevelA">
          Class I</link>,
        based on
        <span itemprop="evidenceOrigin">multiple randomized clinical trials</span>)
      </span>
      </li>
      <li>Contraindication:
      <span itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalGuidelineContraindication">
        <span itemprop="subject" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalCondition">
          <span itemprop="name">cardiac failure</span></span> should never
        be treated with
        <span itemprop="subject" itemscope
         itemtype="http://schema.org/TherapeuticProcedure">
          <span itemprop="name">appendectomy</span></span> in adults.
        (Class III, <link itemprop="evidenceLevel" href="http://schema.org/EvidenceLevelC"/>
        <span itemprop="evidenceOrigin">standard of care</span></link>)
      </span></li>
    </ul>
    
    <h1>Guidelines</h1>
    <ul>
      <li>Recommendation:
      <span  typeof="MedicalGuidelineRecommendation">
        <span property="subject"  typeof="Drug">
          <span property="name">NewvoDrug</span>
        </span>
        is indicated for initial treatment of
        <span property="subject"  typeof="MedicalCondition">
          <span property="name">cardiac failure</span>
        </span>
        for all adult patients.
        (<span property="recommendationStrength">Strong recommendation</span>;
        <link property="evidenceLevel" href="http://schema.org/EvidenceLevelA">
          Class I</link>,
        based on
        <span property="evidenceOrigin">multiple randomized clinical trials</span>)
      </span>
      </li>
      <li>Contraindication:
      <span  typeof="MedicalGuidelineContraindication">
        <span property="subject"  typeof="MedicalCondition">
          <span property="name">cardiac failure</span></span> should never
        be treated with
        <span property="subject"  typeof="TherapeuticProcedure">
          <span property="name">appendectomy</span></span> in adults.
        (Class III, <link property="evidenceLevel" href="http://schema.org/EvidenceLevelC"/>
        <span property="evidenceOrigin">standard of care</span></link>)
      </span></li>
    </ul>
    
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    <h1>New guidelines for metformin and diabetes mellitus</h1>
    <p>Dr. John Smith
    <br>Medical University
    <br>2012-03-24</p>
    <p><b>Abstract:</b>
    We review clinical evidence related to the use of metformin for
    treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus and provide new clinical guideline
    recommendations.</p>
    <p><b>MeSH subject headings:</b> Metformin; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2</p>
    ...
    <h3>Guidelines</h3>
    Recommendation: we recommend monotherapy with metformin as an initial
    pharmacologic therapy to treat most patients with type 2 diabetes
    (Grade: strong recommendation; high-quality evidence).
    
    <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalScholarlyArticle">
      <link itemprop="audience" href="http://schema.org/Clinician"/>
      <meta itemprop="publicationType" content="Meta-Analysis"/>
      <h1><span itemprop="name">New guidelines for metformin and
          diabetes mellitus</span></h1>
      <p>
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        <span itemprop="name">Dr. John Smith</span>
        <br><span itemprop="affiliation">Medical University</span>
      </span>
      <br><span itemprop="datePublished">2012-03-24</span>
      <p><b>Abstract:</b>
      We review clinical evidence related to the use of metformin for
      treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus and provide new clinical guideline
      recommendations.</p>
      <p><b>MeSH subject headings:</b>
      <span itemprop="about" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Drug">
        <span itemprop="name">Metformin</span>
        <span itemprop="code" itemscope
              itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalCode"
              itemid="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D02.078.370.141.450">
          <!-- Note: use of itemid is not mandatory, but recommended when an
               external enumeration is available -->
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          <meta itemprop="codingSystem" content="MeSH"/>
        </span>
      </span>;
      <span itemprop="about" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalCondition">
        <span itemprop="name">Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2</span></p>
        <span itemprop="code" itemscope
              itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalCode"
              itemid="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/C18.452.394.750.149">
          <!-- Note: use of itemid is not mandatory, but recommended when an
               external enumeration is available -->
          <meta itemprop="code" content="C18.452.394.750.149"/>
          <meta itemprop="codingSystem" content="MeSH"/>
        </span>
      </span>
      ...
      <h3>Guidelines</h3>
      <span itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/MedicalGuidelineRecommendation">
        Recommendation: we recommend monotherapy with
        <span itemprop="subject">metformin</span> as an initial pharmacologic therapy
        to treat most patients with <span itemprop="subject">type 2 diabetes</span>
        (Grade: <span itemprop="recommendationStrength">strong recommendation</span>;
        <link itemprop="evidenceLevel" href="http://schema.org/EvidenceLevelA">high-quality
          evidence</link>).
      </span>
    </div>
    
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      <link property="audience" href="http://schema.org/Clinician"/>
      <meta property="publicationType" content="Meta-Analysis"/>
      <h1><span property="name">New guidelines for metformin and
          diabetes mellitus</span></h1>
      <p>
      <span property="author"  typeof="Person">
        <span property="name">Dr. John Smith</span>
        <br><span property="affiliation">Medical University</span>
      </span>
      <br><span property="datePublished">2012-03-24</span>
      <p><b>Abstract:</b>
      We review clinical evidence related to the use of metformin for
      treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus and provide new clinical guideline
      recommendations.</p>
      <p><b>MeSH subject headings:</b>
      <span property="about"  typeof="Drug">
        <span property="name">Metformin</span>
        <span property="code"  typeof="MedicalCode"
              resource="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D02.078.370.141.450">
          <!-- Note: use of itemid is not mandatory, but recommended when an
               external enumeration is available -->
          <meta property="code" content="D02.078.370.141.450"/>
          <meta property="codingSystem" content="MeSH"/>
        </span>
      </span>;
      <span property="about"  typeof="MedicalCondition">
        <span property="name">Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2</span></p>
        <span property="code"  typeof="MedicalCode"
              resource="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/C18.452.394.750.149">
          <!-- Note: use of itemid is not mandatory, but recommended when an
               external enumeration is available -->
          <meta property="code" content="C18.452.394.750.149"/>
          <meta property="codingSystem" content="MeSH"/>
        </span>
      </span>
      ...
      <h3>Guidelines</h3>
      <span  typeof="MedicalGuidelineRecommendation">
        Recommendation: we recommend monotherapy with
        <span property="subject">metformin</span> as an initial pharmacologic therapy
        to treat most patients with <span property="subject">type 2 diabetes</span>
        (Grade: <span property="recommendationStrength">strong recommendation</span>;
        <link property="evidenceLevel" href="http://schema.org/EvidenceLevelA">high-quality
          evidence</link>).
      </span>
    </div>
    
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