Joint commission guidelines may be overinterpreted in some cases, with no improved value or lessening of harm.
Articles tagged with "Clinical Guidelines"
The 2014 release of the tinnitus clinical practice guideline by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) changed the way Minka Schofield, MD, treated patients with tinnitus. “Before this guideline, vitamins, steroids, and melatonin were all being used in an effort to help patients with tinnitus. We’d actually done our own study that […]
How do costs compare between simultaneous cochlear implantation (SimCI) and sequential cochlear implantation (SeqCI) in adults if all bilaterally deaf patients undergo SeqCI vs. a theoretical model where SimCI is the standard? Bottom line In institutions where only SeqCI is allowed in adults, overall patient management may cost marginally more than if SimCI were practiced. […]
A look at the impact the pediatric tonsillectomy guidelines, published by the AAO-HNS in January 2011, have had on individual