Items in AFP with MESH term: Quality Assurance, Health Care
Responding to an Unfavorable Quality Assurance Audit - Improving Patient Care
Guideline Implementation: Why Don't We Do It? - Editorials
ABSTRACT: Performance measurement and payment are increasingly linked to goals established by practice guidelines. The best guidelines are based on systematic reviews and patient-oriented evidence, use an evidence-rating system such as the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy, and are prospectively validated. The guidelines also should have a transparent development process, identify potential conflicts of interest, and offer flexibility in various clinical situations.