TITLE

The Evolution of Guidelines Toward Standards of Practice

AUTHOR(S)
Polk, Hiram C.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Nov2006, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p1017
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the development of the guidelines toward standards of practice in medicine and surgery in the U.S. It explores how indications for operations are abused like in the case of tonsillectomy and hysterectomy. The similarities between surgery practice guidelines and informed consent are outlined. It details the experience of the author with a surgical quality improvement program in Kentucky.
ACCESSION #
23041965

 

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