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Article
December 1, 1989

Practice Guidelines and Practicing MedicineAre They Compatible?

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Public Health, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, Calif; and The RAND Corp Health Sciences Program, Santa Monica, Calif.

From the Departments of Medicine and Public Health, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, Calif; and The RAND Corp Health Sciences Program, Santa Monica, Calif.

JAMA. 1989;262(21):3027-3030. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03430210069032
Abstract

Various factors, including increased financial pressures on the health system, the rapidity of the introduction of technology, and data showing high levels of inappropriate care, will coalesce into a movement that will yield practice guidelines. If the guidelines are developed with the aid of the best methods and if they are applied constructively, then the twin goals of increased health of the American public and physician satisfaction can be achieved.

(JAMA. 1989;262:3027-3030)

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