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The article follows a family practice through its quality improvement project to increase physician use of clinical guidelines for asthma.
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.
Here are step-by-step methodologies to help you select the right clinical policies and actually change practice with them.
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.
Doctors increasingly need to know how to find, evaluate and implement clinical policies. Our primer begins with this first of two articles.
This practice reduced its plans' drug requirements to one document physicians can use easily to provide quality care less expensively.
The more you know about this strategy for improving quality and decreasing the cost of care, the better off your patients will be.
The CQI emphasis on reducing or eliminating variation is wrongheaded in a field as full of individual needs as medicine.