IOM Offers Standards To Develop Clinical Practice Guidelines

Modern Healthcare reports that the Institute of Medicine has issued eight recommended standards to develop clinical practice guidelines. Meanwhile, it also reports on the findings of a national survey regarding medical mistakes.

Modern Healthcare: IOM Offers Standards For Clinical Practice, Comparative Effectiveness
The Institute of Medicine has issued eight recommended standards to develop trustworthy clinical practice guidelines and 21 recommended standards for systematic review of the comparative effectiveness of medical or surgical interventions (Zigmond, 3/23).

Modern Healthcare: Less Than Half Of Hospital Workers Sure They Won't Face Punishment For Mistakes: AHRQ Survey
Relatively few hospital workers are confident they will not face punishment for mistakes or patient-safety event reports, according to the latest findings of a rolling national survey of hospital administrative and clinical staff (Daly, 3/23).

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