Clinical practice guidelines at an HMO: development and implementation in a quality improvement model.

@article{Gottlieb1990ClinicalPG,
  title={Clinical practice guidelines at an HMO: development and implementation in a quality improvement model.},
  author={Linda Gottlieb and Carmi Z. Margolis and Stephen C. Schoenbaum},
  journal={QRB. Quality review bulletin},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          80-6
        }
}
Harvard Community Health Plan (HCHP) is adapting to clinical medicine the managerial principles and methods of quality improvement theory that were originally developed and successfully applied in industrial settings. An essential step in applying the quality improvement cycle to clinical medicine is the setting of standards or specifications for clinical care. HCHP has chosen to focus its standard-setting efforts on the development of clinical algorithms, which provide an excellent basis for… CONTINUE READING
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