This Note reprints the medical record abstraction forms and an illustrative set of guidelines for collecting data for the hospital-based portion of RAND's evaluation of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Program. The program's goal is to facilitate the timely translation of biomedical research into knowledge that can improve the practice of medicine and public health. The Note documents the methods used to evaluate the program and may be a useful source for researchers developing tools to elicit information from medical records about the process and outcome of care.
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