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Defining the utility of clinically acceptable variations in evidence-based practice guidelines for evaluation of quality improvement activities

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Public Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.author Lescoe-Long, Mary A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Long, Michael J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-07T17:40:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-07T17:40:11Z
dc.date.issued 1999-09 en_US
dc.identifier 10557861 en_US
dc.identifier 7805992 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Evaluation & the health professions. 1999 Sep; 22(3): 298-324. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0163-2787 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/01632789922034329 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4756
dc.description Click on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the utility of systematically accounting for acceptable physician variations in guideline application. The results argue against assuming that even seemingly noncontentious guideline protocol offer a threshold of variation similar to conventional Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) assessment standards. Findings also suggest that health service organizations can derive greater benefits from expending the resources necessary to standardize guidelines if compliance with both the medical review criteria, and the guidelines as originally constructed, is monitored as part of the evaluation activity. en_US
dc.format.extent 298-324 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Evaluation & The Health Professions en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Eval Health Prof en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Acute Disease en_US
dc.subject.mesh Attitude of Health Personnel en_US
dc.subject.mesh Canada en_US
dc.subject.mesh Clinical Medicine/methods en_US
dc.subject.mesh Evaluation Studies as Topic en_US
dc.subject.mesh Evidence-Based Medicine en_US
dc.subject.mesh Health Services Research en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Medical Audit en_US
dc.subject.mesh Myocardial Infarction/drug therapy en_US
dc.subject.mesh Physician's Practice Patterns/standards en_US
dc.subject.mesh Practice Guidelines as Topic en_US
dc.subject.mesh Total Quality Management/standards en_US
dc.title Defining the utility of clinically acceptable variations in evidence-based practice guidelines for evaluation of quality improvement activities en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 1999 Sage Publications en_US

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