Priority 9 from the Eating Disorders (Netherlands) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Is it better to use a protocol based on a guideline or to tailor treatment to the individual? (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0039/9
Explanatory note Protocolised versus personalised treatment remains a question of debate which could be resolved by research. For patients the treatment satisfaction is very dependent upon the choice between the two approaches.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Isn't it more relevant to approach what is underlying to the eating disorder than using one guideline which is focused on treating the expression? (e.g. autonomy problem, system problem, rigidity in the context of ASS, dissociative disorder, trauma, etc. OCD?)
Submitted by Clinician x 1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0039
PSP name Eating Disorders (Netherlands)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP 77  
Date of priority setting workshop 3 June 2016