Evidence-based medicine

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.

May 2000 Issue
Understanding the Risks of Medical Interventions [Improving Patient Care]

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).

May 1999 Issue
Clinical Decision Support From EDHome [Computers]

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.

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
Our Featured Web Site: Medical World Search [Computers]

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.

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
Decrease Hassles and Costs by Integrating Your Plans' Formularies [Feature]

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.

Oct 1998 Issue
Disease Management: Who's Caring for Your Patients? [Feature]

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.

Mar 1998 Issue
Variety: The Spice of Covered Lives [Editorial]

The CQI emphasis on reducing or eliminating variation is wrongheaded in a field as full of individual needs as medicine.

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