Effects of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Program on physician practice.

@article{Kosecoff1987EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Program on physician practice.},
  author={Jacqueline B Kosecoff and David E. Kanouse and William H. Rogers and Lois McCloskey and Christine M. Winslow and Robert H. Brook},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1987},
  volume={258 19},
  pages={2708-13}
}
The effects of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Program on physician behavior were investigated. The medical records of 2770 patients treated in ten hospitals throughout the state of Washington were reviewed to determine if quality of care improved with respect to 12 recommendations put forth by four consensus panels concerning surgical management of primary breast cancer, the use of steroid receptors in breast cancer, cesarean childbirth, and coronary artery bypass… CONTINUE READING

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