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Guidelines for Guidelines : We’ve Come a Long Way

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD; Jean R. Slutsky, PA, MSPH
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Affiliations: Rockville, MD ,  Dr. Clancy is Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Ms. Slutsky is Director, Center for Outcomes and Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Correspondence to: Jean R. Slutsky, PA, MSPH, Director, Center for Outcomes and Evidence, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, John M. Eisenberg Building, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850; e-mail: jean.slutsky@ahrq.hhs.gov



Chest. 2007;132(3):746-747. doi:10.1378/chest.07-1727
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The increasing premium placed on making health-care decisions and assessing quality of care using the best available evidence highlights the importance of transparent, thoughtful, and rigorous guideline development. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has been a leader in guideline development; and their approach, outlined in this issue(see page 1015),1 describes an evolution in processes and methodologies for developing, assessing, and implementing clinical practice guidelines.

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