Clinical guidelines and performance measures: Responsible guidance and accountability

Frederick A. Masoudi, Eric D. Peterson, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Robert O. Bonow, Alice K. Jacobs

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Abstract

Ghali et al. (1) raise important points about guidelines and performance measures. Although they focus on heart failure, their comments are relevant beyond a single clinical condition. We agree with the goal of personalizing patient care to the extent possible, but we do not believe that guidelines and performance measures necessarily conflict with this important goal. As members of the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines (TFPG) and Task Force on Performance Measures (TFPM), we welcome the opportunity to discuss our perspective on these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2081-2083
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume56
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • guidelines
  • performance measures
  • practice of medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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