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J Emerg Med. 2007 Nov;33(4):425-32. Epub 2007 Jul 5.

Clinical policies: their history, future, medical legal implications, and growing importance to physicians.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA.

Abstract

The proliferation of research, particularly research into evidence-based care and quality improvement, has brought about a void in the need to educate, summarize, and distill scientific advances. Clinical policies or practice guidelines are a unique method of filling this void. While the number of policies published has increased significantly over the last 10 years, their impact on physician practice remains ill-defined. This article aims to provide historical background and methodology, explore physician attitudes toward them and their effectiveness at impacting clinical care, as well as discuss their future medical legal implications.

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17976764
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10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.02.050
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