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Netherlands Heart Journal

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 176–177 | Cite as

Interdisciplinary assessment of adherence to guidelines: a bold step

  • R. J. G. Peters
Editorial
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Abstract

Guidelines from professional societies have acquired a prominent position in medicine. Conceived with the purpose of assisting clinicians in daily decision-making, they now delineate entitlements of patients, including reimbursements, they provide a basis for professional audits and, not the least important, they provide a framework for legal procedures.

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© Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamthe Netherlands
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