Clinical guidelines

Sep 2003 Issue
Making Decisions at the Point of Care: Sore Throat [Improving Patient Care]

The article presents an evidence-based encounter form designed to help physicians improve their diagnosis of strep throat. This is the first in a series of articles that offer evidence-based tools to assist family physicians in improving their decision making at the point of care. Future articles will feature forms useful in dealing with other common or important conditions seen in family practice. Companion articles will appear in American Family Physician.

May 2001 Issue
Putting Clinical Guidelines Into Practice [Improving Patient Care]

The article follows a family practice through its quality improvement project to increase physician use of clinical guidelines for asthma.

Mar 1999 Issue
How to Evaluate and Implement Clinical Policies [Feature]

This article will discuss how to evaluate guidelines and give tips on how to implement guidelines in a typical practice.

Feb 1999 Issue
Where to Look for Good Clinical Policies [Feature]

This article will identify sources of high-quality clinical guidelines, discuss how to evaluate guidelines, and give tips on how to implement guidelines in a typical practice.

Nov-Dec 1998 Issue
Do-It-Yourself Disease Management [Feature]

This article will describe how FPs in small practices can join together to collect and use data to support disease management.

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