Evidence-Based Medicine, the Quality Initiative, and P4P: Performance or Paperwork?

Henley, M. Bradford; Turkelson, Charles; Jacobs, Joshua J.; Haralson, Robert H.
December 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 12, p2781
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of evidence based medicine in the U.S. A discussion of preparation which has gone into the development of evidence based clinical practice guidelines is presented. Methods which can be used to integrate evidence based guidelines into clinical practice, and the role organized medicine plays in the integration of the guidelines, are discussed. The advantages and disadvantages that are associated with evidence based medicine and performance based pay are examined.


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