RACP Guidelines for CFS

In 1996 Dr Michael Wooldridge, Minister for Health and Family Services, approved an application to Medicare to provide funding of $130,000 to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) "to produce a series of guidelines on the most clinically relevant and cost effective methods of diagnosing and treating chronic fatigue syndrome".
First draft released December, 1997.
Second draft released June, 2001.

RACP Guidelines Development: Chronology

The AHMF's Submission to Draft 1

The full text of the AHMF's submission to the RACP CFS Working Group
1997
11/4/1997

AHMF critical overview of Guidelines development

Betrayal of the Severely Ill?

AHMF response to RACP Draft Guidelines, extensive references, letters of support from consumer groups
22/4/1998

AHMF correspondence to RACP Working Group
4/8/2000

AHMF examines the guidelines development 1996-2002
AHMF correspondence to Richard Larkins, President, RACP Working Group 19/4/2002
   
Simon Molesworth, Richard Larkins, to the MJA
Richard Larkins, President, RACP Working Group

Critical responses to draft 2, June 2001

Professor of Pediatrics, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore USA
Clinical Lecturer in Neurology, University of Glasgow
GP, Public Health Physician
Psychiatrist
Further responses

 

Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation
PO Box 6132 North Sydney 2059 Australia
Phone/Fax +61 2 9958 6285

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