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Medical practice guidelines: lessons from the United States.

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Clinical guidelines, or protocols, have been devised by many different groups, often with differing aims. Some aim to reduce variations in care by using guidelines, while others seek to improve outcomes. Guidelines have long been used in the United States to try to control the behaviour of the medical profession--and the cost of health care. The "effectiveness initiative," run by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research spawned much activity among other groups, including the American Me...

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10.1136/bmj.307.6899.313

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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
307
Issue:
6899
Pages:
313-317
Publication date:
1993-07-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:9a0b34ae-8096-4b26-9fa9-28f552abbe5f
Source identifiers:
215313
Local pid:
pubs:215313

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