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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Louis F McIntyre, William R Beach, Laurence D Higgins, Margaret M Mordin, Josephine Mauskopf, Carolyn T Sweeney, Catherine Copley-Merriman
We propose using appropriate-use criteria (AUC) as the methodology of choice for formulating and disseminating evidence-based medicine guidelines in sports medicine and arthroscopy. AUC provide a structured process for integrating findings from the scientific literature with clinical judgment to produce explicit criteria for determining the appropriateness of specific treatments. The use of AUC will enable surgeons to treat patients in a more consistent manner based on expert clinical consensus and evidence-based medicine...
July 2013: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Justin R Kauk, Timothy J Bray
BACKGROUND: Physician-hospital alignments are becoming more common in today's healthcare environment. In the community setting, these relationships can impact quality of care as well as physician and hospital bottom lines. Alignment strategies take many different forms and can be advantageous to both the community orthopaedist and the community hospital, but certain key factors must be present to prevent a failed effort. Both the physician and hospital must be clear about their goals and expectations to overcome barriers and ensure success...
June 2013: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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