It is by now widely accepted that medical guidelines can help to significantly improve the quality of medical care. Unfortunately, constructing the required medical guidelines is a very labour intensive and costly process. The cost of guideline construction would decrease if guidelines could be built, From a set of building blocks that can be reused across guidelines. Such reusable building blocks would also result in more standardised guidelines, facilitating their deployment. The goal of this paper is to identify a collection of patterns that can be used as guideline building blocks. We propose two different methods for finding such patterns We compare the collections of patterns obtained through these two methods, and experimentally validate some of the patterns by checking their usability in the actual modelling of a medical guideline for breastcancer treatment.