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Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1995 Sep;21(9):465-76.

A model for practice guideline adaptation and implementation: empowerment of the physician.

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University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, USA.


The Medical Center model of practice guideline adaptation and implementation uses local clinical leaders to evaluate nationally endorsed guidelines, adapt those guidelines for use in the local setting, work with support staff to develop and apply methods for guideline implementation, and assist the evaluation of clinical practice and outcomes data. The model described here combines the guideline dissemination techniques of clinical leadership, implementation, and data support and feedback. This model overcomes the failures of previous models by incorporating local physician involvement during every step of practice guideline selection, adaptation, implementation, and evaluation, and by supporting the physician leaders with quality data, resources to support guideline implementation, and outcomes assessment and feedback.

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