What Is the Impact of CPGs on Treatment?

Peter Pollack

"Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are becoming increasingly important in the practice of medicine,” Matthew E. Oetgen, MD, said. “They’re a resource to improve quality and efficiency of care and to decrease variability. But data are limited—especially in orthopaedics—regarding their actual clinical impact.”

Dr. Oetgen presented data from his study, “Impact of Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Treatment of Pediatric Femur Fractures,” at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

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