Rigorous Development Does Not Ensure That Guidelines Are Acceptable to a Panel of Knowledgeable Providers
Guideline acceptability should be independently and formally evaluated before dissemination.
Jan 1, 2008
Evidence-based health practice applies the scientific method to use the best available evidence—from physical exams, diagnostic reviews, medical research, and known risks and benefits of treatment options—when making medical decisions. RAND has investigated the impact of adopting evidence-based health practices on patient care and health care policies, and the greater implications of using a national quality measurement and reporting system.