Medical practice guidelines : lessons from the United States.
Clinical guidelines, or protocols, have been devised by many different groups, often with differing aims.
Some aim to reduce variations in care by using guidelines, while others seen to improve outcomes.
Guidelines have long been used in the United States to try to control the behaviour of the medical profession-and the cost of health care.
The « effectiveness initiative, » run by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research spawned much activity among other groups, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
The experience of the Americans in analysing data to gauge effectiveness and then in disseminating good practice may help British moves in this direction.
Mots-clés Pascal : Recommandation, Pratique professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Formation professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Recommendation, Professional practice, Health staff, United States, North America, America, United Kingdom, Europe, Occupational training
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0595016
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.