ERIC Number: EJ592492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Defining the Utility of Clinically Acceptable Variations in Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Evaluation of Quality Improvement Activities.
Lescoe-Long, Mary; Long, Michael J.
Evaluation and the Health Professions, v22 n3 p298-324 Sep 1999
Examined the usefulness of systematically accounting for acceptable physician variations in guideline application. Review of 141 cases of treatment of acute myocardial infarction in a Canadian hospital show that even seemingly noncontentious guideline protocols do not offer a threshold of variation similar to conventional Continuous Quality Improvement assessment methods. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada