Scorecard cardiovascular medicine. Its impact and future directions.

@article{Topol1994ScorecardCM,
  title={Scorecard cardiovascular medicine. Its impact and future directions.},
  author={Eric J. Topol and Robert M. Califf},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={65-70}
}
The convergence of concern about the cost of medical care, the availability of large amounts of clinical outcome data in computerized databases [1-3], and dramatic advances in the methods of assessing factors related to outcome [4] have ushered in a new era of accountability for physicians, hospitals, and health care systems. Previous systems of quality assurance, including conferences about morbidity and mortality and about physician peer review organizations, have proved to be inadequate to… CONTINUE READING

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