Monday, September 17, 2007

Reinventing Guidelines

Dr. Robert M. Centor over at DB's Medical Rants makes some great suggestions how to improve medical guidelines. I suspect he read the 158-page guidelines on the management of patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction released this year by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. It was so long that they even had to publish a separate "shorter" 76-page "Executive Summary" publication to summarize them.

At the current rate of guideline growth, I suspect we'll need to store them here.


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