Accession Number : ADA408245


Title :   Clinical Practice Guideline Selection, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation


Corporate Author : DEWITT ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Christon, Christopher M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a408245.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : This paper discusses issues relating to clinical practice guideline development and implementation, and recommends a step by step plan for guideline use in the Department of Defense. Individual clinical expertise and opinion has historically taken precedence over an evidence based approach, which has resulted in large amounts of practice variation throughout the Military Healthcare System. Clinical practice guidelines attempt to reduce this practice variation and improve patient outcomes by using evidence based medicine and identifying best practices.


Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE , *MILITARY MEDICINE , DECISION MAKING , FAMILY MEMBERS , EFFICIENCY , COSTS , RECORDS , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE