The evolving science of translating research evidence into clinical practice

Scott, Ian A.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, pA8
Academic Journal
The article discusses the obligation of physicians to reconcile patient preferences and societal and professional expectations with the need for cost restraint and accountability for quality and safety of care. The author cited many reports of variations in practice patterns and substandard care. He also cited the increased pressure on clinicians, health care institutions, and professional organizations to improve their ability to provide optimal care.


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