Making Clinical Practice Guidelines ROCK

CPG on osteochondritis dissecans of the knee serves as a roadmap for research

Kevin G. Shea, MD; James L. Carey, MD, MPH; Nathan L. Grimm, BS; and John C. Jacobs, BS

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other healthcare agencies have called for the increased use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPG) to reduce practice variation, improve quality of care, and decrease inefficiencies. The IOM has even outlined the qualities of a trust-worthy guideline.

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