Outcomes research in the development and evaluation of practice guidelines

  title={Outcomes research in the development and evaluation of practice guidelines},
  author={Louise Pilote and Ira B. Tager},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  pages={7 - 7}
BACKGROUND Practice guidelines have been developed in response to the observation that variations exist in clinical medicine that are not related to variations in the clinical presentation and severity of the disease. Despite their widespread use, however, practice guideline evaluation lacks a rigorous scientific methodology to support its development and application. DISCUSSION Firstly, we review the major epidemiological foundations of practice guideline development. Secondly, we propose a… CONTINUE READING
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