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The article will explore how to assess the benefits and risks of particular interventions, using relative risk reduction (RRR), absolute risk reduction (ARR) and number needed to treat (NNT).
This installment in an ongoing series of brief web-site reviews will describe a site from the National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics that offers access to more than 50 clinical decision-support tools for tasks such as computing MI probability, calculating body mass or finding predicted peak flow values.
This article will discuss how to evaluate guidelines and give tips on how to implement guidelines in a typical practice.
This installment in an ongoing series of brief Web-site reviews will describe Medical World Search, a Web search engine designed to retrieve only Web pages that have clinical information.
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.
This article describes how one practice developed its own drug formulary to help overcome the hassles of trying to prescribe according to the formularies of several managed care plans.
This article updates readers on what's new in disease management and will discuss how larger practices can use information technology to do disease management for themselves.
The CQI emphasis on reducing or eliminating variation is wrongheaded in a field as full of individual needs as medicine.