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September 15, 2004

Pitfalls of Converting Practice Guidelines Into Quality Measures

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(11):1301. doi:10.1001/jama.292.11.1301-b

To the Editor: Dr Walter and colleagues find much to approve of in the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) system of performance measures—a key aspect of our improvements in quality health care over the past 10 years.13 However, the significant criticisms of our system that they offer require response.

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