clinical practice guidelines offer considerable promise for improving
health-care outcomes, significant hurdles exist in implementing
guideline recommendations. The conference attendees and invited experts
participated in three discussion groups that developed recommendations
for assisting the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) in
adopting strategies for guideline implementation. The following are
summaries of the breakout sessions.
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