Credibility, cookbook medicine, and common sense: Guidelines and the college

P. E. Dans

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In this issue, Tunis and colleagues discuss how members of the American College of Physicians view guidelines whose development the College has fostered through the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Project. Although 'guidelines' vary in their validity and complexity, they represent a reasonable desire to assure quality care. The College should continue to develop and evaluate guidelines, especially contentious ones, and Annals should remain a resource for delineating their supporting evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)966-968
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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