As health-care providers continually are faced with the need to identify the most cost-effective modalities when initiating therapy among many therapeutic options, standardized clinical guidelines become the foundation for decision making. This article discusses how decision analysis can be useful in the formulation of locally derived clinical practice guidelines. The following is an example of using decision analysis to evaluate data gathered within the institution, supplemented by peer-reviewed literature, to choose the most cost-effective agent in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting at the authors institution.
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Issues and Use of Clinical Practice Guideline| August 01 1996
Locally Derived Clinical Practice Guidelines Using a Decision Analysis Model
Alan H. Mutnick, PharmD, RPh;
From The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Pharmaceutical Care, Iowa City, Iowa.
Reprint requests to Alan H. Mutnick, PharmD, RPh, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Pharmaceutical Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1996) 7 (3): 448–455.
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Alan H. Mutnick, Barbara A. Szymusink-Mutnick; Locally Derived Clinical Practice Guidelines Using a Decision Analysis Model. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1996; 7 (3): 448–455. doi:
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