Ensuring that AAOS CPGs Are Used—But Not Abused

An interview with Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA

Madeleine Lovette

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are being developed by physicians across all disciplines to determine the evidence base and appropriateness for a particular procedure or technology. CPGs are valuable tools for multiple audiences: they can aid clinical decision making for physicians who are uncertain about the value of a specific intervention; they can empower patients by fostering shared decision-making opportunities; and they can inform payers about which procedures and technologies yield the best results.

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