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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Clinical practice guidelines we can trust / Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies ; Robin Graham ... [et al.], editors.
p. ; cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-0-309-16422-1 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-16423-8 (pdf)
1. Medicine—Practice—Standards—United States. 2. Total quality management—United States. I. Graham, Robin, 1952- II. Title.
[DNLM: 1. Practice Guidelines as Topic—standards—United States. 2. Total Quality Management—standards—United States. W 84.4 AA1]
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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.