Is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Guideline Clearinghouse still relevant? Read my latest write-up on this very important subject published in the Louisiana Comp Blog.
As discussions about adopting #evidencebasedmedicine guidelines and #drugformularies become more common place throughout the country, it is imperative that the workers’ compensation industry have a good working knowledge of traits present in #trustworthy #EBM – not all guidelines are created equal. Misconceptions exist about the content, and the tools it powers, and who it benefits most. EBM is not primarily for cost containment, it not a license to deny needed care to patients, and it is not one-size-fits all medicine. Let me know your thoughts on how EBM can be better leveraged to improve the quality of care to #injuredworkers.
Nation’s Leading Medical Society Releases Position Statement on Drug Formularies in Workers’ Compensation
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