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July 8, 2009

Clinical Practice Guidelines and Scientific Evidence

JAMA. 2009;302(2):142-147. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.912

To the Editor: We strongly disagree with the Editorial by Drs Shaneyfelt and Centor1 that impugned the clinical practice guidelines process and urged clinicians to reject calls for adherence to guidelines. As past chairs of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines, we believe that their concerns have already been answered by the current ACC/AHA clinical practice guideline process.2

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