Most Practice Guideline Recommendations Based on Less-Than-Ideal Quality of Evidence

 

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Jayant Talwalkar, M.D., associate medical director of the Value Analysis Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, discusses an editorial he wrote about a study published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that shows most clinical practice guidelines for interventional procedures (e.g., bronchoscopy, angioplasty) are based on lower-quality medical evidence and fail to disclose authors' conflicts of interest.

 

Jayant Talwalkar, M.D., discusses an editorial he wrote about a study published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that shows most clinical practice guidelines for interventional procedures (e.g., bronchoscopy, angioplasty) are based on lower-quality medical evidence and fail to disclose authors' conflicts of interest.