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“What’s in the Black Box?”

Regina Kunz, MD, MSc (Epi), PhD
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Affiliations: Basel, Switzerland
 ,  Dr. Kunz is affiliated with the Basler Institute for Clinical Epidemiology.

Correspondence to: Regina Kunz, MD, MSc (Epi), PhD, Basler Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Hebelstrasse 19, CH- 4031 Basel, Switzerland; e-mail: RKunz@uhbs.ch



Chest. 2006;129(1):7-10. doi:10.1378/chest.129.1.7
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Since the introduction of systematically developed clinical practice guidelines > 20 years ago,1 guidelines have become a broadly accepted tool to support health-care professionals in their decision-making process. The usefulness of practice guidelines has been underlined by evidence that they can initiate changes in the way doctors practice medicine and promote improvements in patient care.23

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