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Editorial insights on current issues of importance to the guideline and/or measure fields including perspectives on trends in guideline and/or measure development, reviews/critiques of guidelines/measures, comments on topics related to evidence-based medicine, or similar themes.

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  • Jun 2015

Aligning Guidelines with the IOM Standards: A Perspective from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

By: Joann Foreman, BAN, Lisa LeMay, Claire Neely, MD, and Cally Vinz, RN

  • Jul 2013

Introducing the National Guideline Clearinghouse Revised Inclusion Criteria

By: The National Guideline Clearinghouse and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Project Teams

  • Jul 2013

NGC and NQMC Survey Responses Generate Enhancement and Growth

By: the National Guideline Clearinghouse and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Teams

  • Dec 2012

Colorectal Cancer Guideline Reflects International Practice Variations

By: Anne Lin, MD, FACS, FASCRS and Clifford Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS

  • Jul 2012

Management of Hemorrhoids: Mainstay of Treatment Remains Diet Modification and Office-Based Procedures

By: Marcia McGory Russell, MD and Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS

  • Jun 2012

Eliminating Hospital Readmissions: "No Hospital Left Behind"?

By: R. Neal Axon, MD, MSCR, Mark V. Williams, MD

  • May 2012

Primary Care Depression Guidelines and Treatment Resistant Depression: Variations on an Important but Understudied Theme

By: Bradley N. Gaynes, MD, MPH, Linda J. Lux, MPA, and Gerald Gartlehner, MD, MPH

  • Jan 2012

Consensus-based Selection Criteria for Accountability Measures: Viewpoint from the National Guideline Clearinghouse/National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Editorial Board

By: NGC/NQMC Editorial Board: Richard C. Hermann, MD, MS (co-chair), Paul G. Shekelle, MD, MPH, PhD (co-chair), Ethan Balk, MD, MPH, JiWon Jane S. Jue, MD, MSc, Jerod M. Loeb, PhD, Kathleen N. Lohr, PhD, and Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc

  • Dec 2010

Promoting Transparent and Actionable Clinical Practice Guidelines: Viewpoint from the National Guideline Clearinghouse/National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NGC/NQMC) Editorial Board

By: NGC/NQMC Editorial Board: Richard C. Hermann, MD, MS (co-chair), Paul G. Shekelle, MD, MPH, PhD (co-chair), Ethan Balk, MD, MPH, Jerod M. Loeb, PhD, Kathleen N. Lohr, PhD, Mark J. Monteforte, MD, Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc, and Robert Wachter, MD

  • Nov 2010

Managing Numerous Outcomes: Experience from a Systematic Review of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Trials

By: David D. Rahn, MD, Ethan M. Balk, MD, MPH, Vivian Sung, MD, MPH, and Katrin Uhlig, MD, MS

  • Jul 2010

Focus on Accessibility Results in Improved Function and Content for NGC and NQMC

By: Elizabeth Willingham, Lisa T. Haskell, Vivian H. Coates, and Mary P. Nix

  • May 2010

An Integrated Approach to Developing Health Care Guidelines and Measures

By: Cally Vinz, RN, Joann Foreman, RN, and Kathy Cummings, RN

  • Feb 2010

New Directions for Health Care Information Technology

By: William W. Stead, MD and Herbert S. Lin, PhD

  • Jan 2010

Using GRADE for International Guidelines on Kidney Disease

By: Ethan M. Balk, MD, MPH and Katrin Uhlig, MD, MS

  • Aug 2009

On Quality Measurement, Babies, and Bathwater

By: Robert M. Wachter, MD

  • Jun 2009

User Perspectives: An Overview of the Clearinghouse Survey Results

By: The National Guideline and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Management Team

  • Nov 2008

Endocarditis Prophylaxis: Re-examining the Evidence

By: Michael W. Rich, MD

  • Aug 2008

A Guideline for Palliative and End of Life Care

By: Karl Lorenz, MD, MSHS

  • Dec 2007

A Season for Change

By: NGC Editorial Staff