TITLE

Practice Guidelines: Promise or Panacea?

AUTHOR(S)
Wall, Eric M.
PUB. DATE
July 1993
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Jul1993, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the significance of practice guidelines for physicians. The author argues that despite perceptions, there is limited evidence that guidelines can improve the quality of care. He contends that the effect of the tools to improve the quality of care is inferential and theoretical. Moreover, he states that there is no evidence that the use of guidelines improves the quality of care or reduces health care costs.
ACCESSION #
24245109

 

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